Accession Number : AD0706881

Title :   RESEARCH IN QUANTUM FIELDS, PARTICLE THEORY, AND GENERAL RELATIVITY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BRANDEIS UNIV WALTHAM MASS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Deser,Stanley

Report Date : 05 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Research under the grant was in two basic areas. In the first, Gravitation, three of the principal topics were (1) Proof of positive-definiteness of energy and timelike character of the four-momentum for any gravitational system either with normal material sources or source-free. To this end, appropriate covariant methods for decomposing tensors were developed. (2) Unusual properties of solutions of coupled scalar-metric fields were found. (3) A consistent linear Lorentz invariant alternate to general relativity, with self coupling replaced by a non-local projection of the conserved part of the matter stress tensor; testable experimental consequences (so far) as in Einstein theory.

Descriptors :   (*RELATIVITY THEORY, REPORTS), (*ELEMENTARY PARTICLES, REPORTS), (*FIELD THEORY, REPORTS), GRAVITY, TENSOR ANALYSIS, S MATRIX

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE