Kinetization of scalar field by torsion

Research paper by Nikodem J. Poplawski

Indexed on: 31 Dec '15Published on: 31 Dec '15Published in: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology


We show that a scalar field without a kinetic term in the Lagrangian density, coupled to a covariant divergence of the torsion vector in the Einstein-Cartan theory of gravity, becomes kinetic in its general-relativistic equivalent formulation. Dynamical scalar fields may therefore be emergent.