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Positive Definiteness of Gravitational Field Energy

Brill, D. and Deser, S. (1968) Positive Definiteness of Gravitational Field Energy. Physical Review Letters, 20 (2). pp. 75-78. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.20.75.

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The total gravitational field energy functional is shown to have only one extremum under variation of the metric field variables. At the extremum the energy vanishes and space is flat; second variation shows that the vacuum state is also a local minimum.

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Additional Information:© 1968 American Physical Society. (Received 20 September 1967) Work supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NSG 163-61 and by the U. S. Air Force, Office of Aerospace Research, under Grant No. AF 368-67.
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