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PROJECTIVE AND VOLUME PRESERVING BUNDLE STRUCTURES INVOLVED IN THE FORMULATION OF A(4) GAUGE THEORIES

Authors
  • Fulp, R.O.
  • Davis, W.R.
  • Norris, L.K.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1986
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF00843745
OAI: oai:inspirehep.net:228596
Source
INSPIRE-HEP
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Abstract

The bundle structures required by volume-preserving and related projective properties are developed and discussed in the context ofA(4) gauge theories which may be taken as the proper framework for Poincaré gauge theories. The results of this paper include methods for extending both tensors and connections to a principal fiber bundle havingG1(4,R)xG1(4,R) as its structure group. This bundle structure is shown to be a natural arena for the generalized (±) covariant differentiation utilized by Einstein for his extended gravitational theories involving nonsymmetric connections. In particular, it is shown that this generalized (±) covariant differentiation is actually a special case of ordinary covariant differentiation with respect to a connection on theG1(4,R) xG1(4,R) bundle. These results are discussed in relation to certain properties of generalized gravitational theories based on a nonsymmetric connection which include the metric affine theories of Hehl et al. and the general requirement that it should be possible to formulate well-defined local conservation laws. In terms of the extended bundle structure considered in this paper, it is found that physically distinct particle number type conservation expressions could exist for certain given types of matter currents.

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