Generalized killing tensors of arbitrary rank and order
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- Nikitin, A.G. Ukr Math J (1991) 43: 734. doi:10.1007/BF01058941
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We define Killing tensors and conformal Killing tensors of arbitrary rank and order which generalize in a natural way the notion of a Killing vector. We explicitly derive the corresponding tensors for a flat de Sitter space of dimension p+q=m,m≤ 4, which permits us to calculate complete sets of symmetry operators of arbitrary order n for a scalar wave equation with m independent parameters.