Electric-magnetic duality of conformal gravitation

S. Deser, Rafael I. Nepomechie

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 19 1983
Externally publishedYes

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