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Author Dennis, Phillip W.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher American Physical Society (APS)
Language English
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.
ISSN 05562821
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-10-01
Publisher Department Physics Department, University of Missouri: Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65201
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 8
Organization Physics Department, University of Missouri: Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65201


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