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Sign of gravitational energy

Brill, D. and Deser, S. and Faddeev, L. (1968) Sign of gravitational energy. Physics Letters A, 26 (11). pp. 538-539. ISSN 0375-9601. doi:10.1016/0375-9601(68)90533-1.

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The general variational property of the total energy of a general relativistic system, that it is extremized by the vacuum state (flat space), is established in a simple fashion from the Hamiltonian nature of the theory. Its relation to the positiveness problem is discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1968 Published by Elsevier. Received 1 April 1968. Work supported by USAF, OAR under OSR grant AF368-67. We thank the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques for their hospitality.
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Official Citation:D. Brill, S. Deser, L. Faddeev, Sign of gravitational energy, Physics Letters A, Volume 26, Issue 11, 1968, Pages 538-539, ISSN 0375-9601, (
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