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Topologically massive gravity as a Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator
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2006-12-21
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Sarıoğlu, Bahtiyar Özgür
Tekin, Bayram
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We give a detailed account of the free- field spectrum and the Newtonian limit of the linearized ` massive' ( Pauli -Fierz), 'topologically massive' ( Einstein Hilbert - Chern - Simons) gravity in 2 + 1 dimensions about a Minkowski spacetime. For a certain ratio of the parameters, the linearized free theory is Jordan diagonalizable and reduces to a degenerate ` Pais - Uhlenbeck' oscillator which, despite being a higher derivative theory, is ghost free.
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Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
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https://hdl.handle.net/11511/34818
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CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY
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https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/23/24/023
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B. Ö. Sarıoğlu and B. Tekin, “Topologically massive gravity as a Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator,”
CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY
, pp. 7541–7549, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/34818.