|Author||Dennis, Phillip W.|
|Source||United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information|
|Publisher||American Physical Society (APS)|
|Subject Keyword||CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS- ENERGY ♦ QUANTUM FIELD THEORY- BOSONS ♦ CANONICAL TRANSFORMATIONS ♦ COMMUTATORS ♦ CONSERVATION LAWS ♦ EINSTEIN FIELD EQUATIONS ♦ GAUGE INVARIANCE ♦ LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION ♦ METRICS ♦ SPIN|
|Abstract||A gauge-independent quantization procedure is developed for arbitrary- spin, massless boson fields. The general spin-S wave equation is analyzed in the spin-coefficient formalism. The constraint problem is then found to be trivial, and all the field variables are expessed in terms of one complex field. Canonical quantization of this field is carried through, and conserved quantities are constructed. The formalism leads to a new expression for the energy density of a gravitational field.|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Department||Physics Department, University of Missouri: Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65201|
|Publisher Place||United States|
|Journal||Physical Review. D, Particles Fields|
|Organization||Physics Department, University of Missouri: Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65201|
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