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An example relevant to the Kretschmann-Einstein debate

Rafael, Sorkin (2001) An example relevant to the Kretschmann-Einstein debate. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We cast the flat space theory of a scalar field in generally covariant form by introducing an auxiliary field $\lambda$. The resulting theory is couched in terms of an action integral $S$, and all the fields (the scalar, the spacetime metric, and $\lambda$) are dynamical in the sense of being varied freely in $S$. Conservation of energy-momentum emerges as a formal consequence of diffeomorphism invariance, in close analogy with the situation in ordinary general relativity.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Kevin Davey
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 371
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/371

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