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Higher curvature gravities, unlike GR, cannot be bootstrapped from their (usual) linearizations

Deser, S. (2017) Higher curvature gravities, unlike GR, cannot be bootstrapped from their (usual) linearizations. General Relativity and Gravitation, 49 (12). Art. No. 149. ISSN 0001-7701. doi:10.1007/s10714-017-2308-6.

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We show that higher curvature order gravities, in particular the propagating quadratic curvature models, cannot be derived by self-coupling from their linear, flat space, forms, except through an unphysical version of linearization; only GR can. Separately, we comment on an early version of the self-coupling bootstrap.

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Alternate Title:All higher curvature gravities can be bootstrapped from their linearizations
Additional Information:© 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Received: 23 May 2017; Accepted: 15 October 2017; First Online: 07 November 2017. This work was supported by Grants NSF PHY-1266107 and DOE#desc0011632. I thank T. Ortin for correspondence, J. Franklin for excellent translation, and Chris Fewster for useful suggestions.
Group:Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Subject Keywords:Analytical GR; Gravitational models; Higher order gravity Gravitational self-interaction
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Official Citation:Deser, S. Gen Relativ Gravit (2017) 49: 149.
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