On the Poincaré Gauge Theory of Gravitation

  • S. A. Ali
  • C. Cafaro
  • S. Capozziello
  • C. Corda


We present a compact, self-contained review of the conventional gauge theoretical approach to gravitation based on the local Poincaré group of symmetry transformations. The covariant field equations, Bianchi identities and conservation laws for angular momentum and energy-momentum are obtained.


Gauge symmetry Riemann-Cartan geometry Gravity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Ali
    • 1
  • C. Cafaro
    • 2
  • S. Capozziello
    • 3
  • C. Corda
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsState University of New York at Albany-SUNYAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di CamerinoCamerinoItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di Napoli “Federico II” and INFN Sez. di Napoli, Compl. Univ. di Monte S. Angelo, Edificio GNapoliItaly
  4. 4.Associazione Scientifica Galileo GalileiPratoItaly

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