International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 30, Issue 9, pp 1263–1266

Scalar-tensor theory and propagating torsion theory

  • Xu Jizhong
  • Chen Yihan

DOI: 10.1007/BF00671013

Cite this article as:
Jizhong, X. & Yihan, C. Int J Theor Phys (1991) 30: 1263. doi:10.1007/BF00671013


We prove that scalar conformal transformations can convert the variational principle of the propagating torsion theory into the variational principle of general scalar-tensor theory, and show that scalar-tensor theory is conformally equivalent to propagating torsion theory.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Jizhong
    • 1
  • Chen Yihan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHubei UniversityWuhan, HubeiChina