International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 49, Issue 7, pp 1481–1488 | Cite as

Torsion as Electromagnetism and Spin

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Abstract

We show that it is possible to formulate the classical Einstein-Maxwell-Dirac theory of spinors interacting with the gravitational and electromagnetic fields as the Einstein-Cartan-Kibble-Sciama theory with the Ricci scalar of the traceless torsion, describing gravity, and the torsion trace acting as the electromagnetic potential.

Keywords

Unified field theory Einstein-Cartan gravity Geometric electromagnetism Torsion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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