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Journal Articles Physics Letters B Year : 2004

Multigravity from a discrete extra dimension


Multigravity theories are constructed from the discretization of the extra dimension of five dimensional gravity. Using an ADM decomposition, the discretization is performed while maintaining the four dimensional diffeomorphism invariance on each site. We relate the Goldstone bosons used to realize nonlinearly general covariance in discretized gravity to the shift fields of the higher dimensional metric. We investigate the scalar excitations of the resulting theory and show the absence of ghosts and massive modes; this is due to a local symmetry inherited from the reparametrization invariance along the fifth dimension.

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in2p3-00084740 , version 1 (10-07-2006)



C. Deffayet, J. Mourad. Multigravity from a discrete extra dimension. Physics Letters B, 2004, 589, pp.48-58. ⟨in2p3-00084740⟩
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