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A parity-violatingU4-gravitation theory

Jha, Ramanand (1993) A parity-violatingU4-gravitation theory. In: General Relativity and Gravitation, 25 (3). pp. 281-290.

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Abstract

The general structure of a metric-torsion theory of gravitation allows a parity-violating contribution to the complete action which is linear in the curvature tensor and vanishes identically in the absence of torsion. The resulting action involves, apart from the constant ¯K E =8pgr/c4, a coupling (B) which governs the strength of the parity interaction mediated by torsion. In this model the Brans-Dicke scalar field generates the torsion field, even though it has zero spin. The interesting consequence of the theory is that its results for the solar-system differ very little from those obtained from Brans-Dicke (BD) theory. Therefore the theory is indistinguishable from BD theory in solar-system experiments.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 09:19
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2011 09:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35323

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