Accession Number : AD0621090

Title :   LAGRANGIAN THEORY FOR THE SECOND-RANK TENSOR FIELD,

Corporate Author : FLOYD NEWMAN LAB OF NUCLEAR STUDIES CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s) : Barnes,K. J.

Report Date : 26 AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The second-rank field is decomposed into its various subspaces under the Lorentz group and the appropriate projection operators are exhibited explicitly. The most general local, Hermitian, free-field Lagrangian which can be formed from this field is written down, and the corresponding equations of motion and subsidiary conditions are derived by means of a variational principle. Finally some possible applications of this theory are discussed (in particular spin-2 boson theory), and all the possible couplings of this field to a Dirac particle are listed in full.

Descriptors :   (*TENSOR ANALYSIS, FIELD THEORY), (*FIELD THEORY, TENSOR ANALYSIS), SPINNING(MOTION), PARTICLES, BOSONS, QUANTUM THEORY, OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE