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Author Bracci, L. ♦ Strocchi, F.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword Physics (Theoretical)-Gravitation & General Relativity ♦ EINSTEIN FIELD EQUATIONS- ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS ♦ GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY ♦ GRAVITATION ♦ METRICS ♦ QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
Abstract The local and covariant quantizations of the linearized Einstein's equations, in which the space--time translations may not commute with the metric operator, are analyzed. A general characterization of the subspace H' of physical vectors is given in terms of the two point function, independently of the Fock space representation of the gravitational potential h/sub mu//sub nu/. Under very general conditions all the H' are found to coincide with that of the Gupta formulation, thus showing that the physical content is the same as in the Gupta case. The analog of the Landau gauge in quantum gravity is defined and explicitly constructed through a Fock space representation of h/sub mu//sub nu/. Spinless gravitons can occur only in a quantization which exhibits unconventional features. (AIP)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-12-01
Publisher Department Istituto di Fisica dell'Universita, Pisa, Italy
Publisher Place United States
Journal J. Math. Phys.
Organization Istituto di Fisica dell'Universita, Pisa, Italy


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