# Nonlinear massive spin-2 field generated by higher derivative gravity

@article{Magnano2003NonlinearMS, title={Nonlinear massive spin-2 field generated by higher derivative gravity}, author={Guido Magnano and Leszek M. Sokołowski}, journal={Annals of Physics}, year={2003}, volume={306}, pages={1-35} }

Abstract We present a systematic exposition of the Lagrangian field theory for the massive spin-2 field generated in higher-derivative gravity upon reduction to a second-order theory by means of the appropriate Legendre transformation. It has been noticed by various authors that this nonlinear field overcomes the well-known inconsistency of the theory for a linear massive spin-2 field interacting with Einstein’s gravity. Starting from a Lagrangian quadratically depending on the Ricci tensor of… Expand

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