Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 52 No. 1 (1974) pp. 161-169
“Cosmological” Constant and Scalar Gravitons
Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 5600012, India
(Received January 21, 1974)
If a cosmological term is included in the equations of general relativity, the linearized equations can be interpreted as a tensor-scalar theory of finite-range gravitation. The scalar field cannot be transformed away be a gauge transformation (general co-ordinate transformation) and so must be interpreted as a physically significant degree of freedom. The hypothesis that a massive spin-two meson (mass m2) satisfied equations identical in form to the equations of general relativity leads to the prediction of a massive spin-zero meson (mass m0), the ratio of masses being m0 / m2 = √3.
DOI : 10.1143/PTP.52.161
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