# Spin-2 field theory in curved spacetime

@article{Novello2002Spin2FT, title={Spin-2 field theory in curved spacetime}, author={M. Novello and R. P. Neves}, journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology}, year={2002} }

We present a new formulation to deal with the consistency problem of a massive spin-2 field in a curved spacetime. Using Fierz variables to represent the spin-2 field, we show how to avoid the arbitrariness and inconsistency that exists in the standard formulation of spin-2 field coupled to gravity. The superiority of the Fierz frame appears explicitly in the combined set of equations for spin-2 field and gravity: it preserves the standard Einstein equations of motion.

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