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Newtonian counterparts of spin 2 massless discontinuities

Deser, S. and Tekin, B. (2001) Newtonian counterparts of spin 2 massless discontinuities. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 18 (23). L171-L174. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/18/23/103.

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Massive spin 2 theories in flat or cosmological (Λ≠0) backgrounds are subject to discontinuities as the masses tend to zero. We show and explain physically why their Newtonian limits do not inherit this behaviour. On the other hand, conventional 'Newtonian cosmology', where Λ is a constant source of the potential, displays discontinuities: e.g. for any finite range, Λ can be totally removed.

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Additional Information:© 2001 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 28 September 2001; Published 21 November 2001. We thank A Waldron and the authors of [13] for stimulating correspondence. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation grant PHY99-73935.
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Official Citation:S Deser and B Tekin 2001 Class. Quantum Grav. 18 L171
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