Dual descriptions of spin-two massive particles in D = 2 + 1 via master actions

  title={Dual descriptions of spin-two massive particles in D = 2 + 1 via master actions},
  author={Denis Dalmazi and Elias L. Mendonça},
  journal={Physical Review D},
In the first part of this work we show the decoupling (up to contact terms) of redundant degrees of freedom which appear in the covariant description of spin-two massive particles in D=2+1. We make use of a master action which interpolates, without solving any constraints, between a first-, second-, and third-order (in derivatives) self-dual model. An explicit dual map between those models is derived. In our approach the absence of ghosts in the third-order self-dual model, which corresponds to… 

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