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Gauge invariance of Poincaré generators in free higher spin gauge theories

Deser, S. and McCarthy, J. G. (1990) Gauge invariance of Poincaré generators in free higher spin gauge theories. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 7 (6). L119-L121. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/7/6/003.

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The authors show that for any free symmetric tensor field model derived from a geometrical action by expansion about flat space, the unavoidable gauge dependence of its stress tensor is confined to a superpotential and so does not affect the Poincare generators. This conclusion is also established for general free higher spin gauge fields by an alternative non-geometric derivation.

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Additional Information:© 1990 IOP Publishing. Received 10 April 1990. This work was partially supported by NSF Grant PHY88-04561.
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Official Citation:S Deser and J G McCarthy 1990 Class. Quantum Grav. 7 L119
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