Spin-2 field theories and the tensor-field identity

  title={Spin-2 field theories and the tensor-field identity},
  author={Amar N. Maheshwari},
  journal={Il Nuovo Cimento A (1965-1970)},
SummaryIn this paper the field theories of Ogivetsky and Polubarinov for universally coupled massive tensor fields are studied. It is shown that, for a one-parameter family of Lagrangians describing the universal interaction of massive tensor fields, the field equation for the tensor field can be put in a form which gives a relation between the total energy-momentum tensor and the tensor field of the type of field-current identity of hadron electrodynamics. A field equation of this structure… 

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