Corpus ID: 118115187

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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