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Author Sagnotti, A.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2010-02-17
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract The simplest higher-spin interactions involve classical external currents and symmetric tensors $\phi_{\m_1 ... \m_s}$, and convey three instructive lessons. The first is a general form of the van Dam-Veltman-Zakharov discontinuity in flat space for this class of fields. The second is the rationale for its disappearance in (A)dS spaces. Finally, the third is a glimpse into an option which is commonly overlooked in Field Theory, and which both higher spins and String Theory are confronting us with: one can well allow in the Lagrangians non-local terms that do not spoil the local nature of physical quantities.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 7


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