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Three-dimensional Einstein gravity: Dynamics of flat space

Deser, S. and Jackiw, R. and t' Hooft, G. (1984) Three-dimensional Einstein gravity: Dynamics of flat space. Annals of Physics, 152 (1). pp. 220-235. ISSN 0003-4916. doi:10.1016/0003-4916(84)90085-X.

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In three spacetime dimensions, the Einstein equations imply that source-free regions are flat. Localized sources can therefore only affect geometry globally rather than locally. Some of these effects, especially those generated by mass and angular momentum are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1984 Published by Elsevier. Received June 29, 1983. This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant PHY-82-01094 and by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-76ER03096.
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Official Citation:S Deser, R Jackiw, G 't Hooft, Three-dimensional Einstein gravity: Dynamics of flat space, Annals of Physics, Volume 152, Issue 1, 1984, Pages 220-235, ISSN 0003-4916, (
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