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Author Jun, J. ♦ Kang, I.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS ♦ MASS ♦ ENERGY-MOMENTUM TENSOR ♦ GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY ♦ GRAVITONS ♦ HELICITY ♦ SCHWARZSCHILD METRIC ♦ SPIN ♦ ANGULAR MOMENTUM ♦ ELEMENTARY PARTICLES ♦ FIELD THEORIES ♦ GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION ♦ MASSLESS PARTICLES ♦ METRICS ♦ PARTICLE PROPERTIES ♦ POSTULATED PARTICLES ♦ RADIATIONS ♦ TENSORS ♦ Theoretical & Mathematical Physics- Relativity & Gravitation
Abstract Flat space is not stable in massive gravity, in the sense that for any nonzero graviton mass m-italic, no matter how small it may be, any nontrivial solution for the massive field equations is not asymptotically flat as one goes far away from the source, i.e., r-italic..-->..infinity. This is because, although one may be able to construct a locally stable solution with respect to flat space, it does not approach flat space in the limit r-italic..-->..infinity. This is still true even if one takes a successive set of both limits r-italic..-->..infinity and m-italic..-->..0. Flat space in massive gravity as well as in its massless limit is only an isolated trivial solution. This leads to the conclusion that Einstein's general relativity is an isolated theory.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1986-08-15
Publisher Department Department of Physics, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea
Publisher Place United States
Journal Phys. Rev. D
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 4
Organization Department of Physics, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea


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