Conformal relativity

Research paper by R. L. Ingraham

Indexed on: 24 Oct '07Published on: 24 Oct '07Published in: Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)


The free-field equations for the metric bosons, that is the linearized field equations for the conformal metric, are solved and the solutions classified in this paper. The metric bosons comprise symmetric,hαβ, and skew-symmetric,fαβ, 5-tensors, where the latter is a 5-curl:fαβ=∂αfβ−∂βfα. As for the fermion case (part III) the solutions fall into two general types: massless, or massive resonance families with discrete bare mass spectra. Solutions which fit the photon, the graviton, the ρ, ω etc. spin-1 mesons, the π, η etc. spin-0 mesons and the spin-2 f-meson are found, among others.