TY - JOUR

T1 - Electric-magnetic duality of conformal gravitation

AU - Deser, S.

AU - Nepomechie, Rafael I.

N1 - Funding Information:
* Research supported in part by the National Science Foun-dation under grant PHY-82-01094 and by the U.S. Depart-ment of Energy under contract DE-ACO3-76ER03232-A011.

PY - 1983/9/19

Y1 - 1983/9/19

N2 - Euclidean Weyl gravity, like Yang-Mills theory, can be expressed in terms of electric and magnetic field variables. The action is the square of "dual" combinations which can be reached by one-to-one transformations from the underlying metric variables. This property does not hold for Einstein or generic quadratic actions, as it rests on conformal invariance. As in Yang-Mills, Weyl self-dual spaces are automatically solutions of the field equations.

AB - Euclidean Weyl gravity, like Yang-Mills theory, can be expressed in terms of electric and magnetic field variables. The action is the square of "dual" combinations which can be reached by one-to-one transformations from the underlying metric variables. This property does not hold for Einstein or generic quadratic actions, as it rests on conformal invariance. As in Yang-Mills, Weyl self-dual spaces are automatically solutions of the field equations.

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U2 - 10.1016/0375-9601(83)90654-0

DO - 10.1016/0375-9601(83)90654-0

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0142140985

VL - 97

SP - 329

EP - 332

JO - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

SN - 0375-9601

IS - 8

ER -