The Examination of Landau-Lifshitz Pseudo-Tensor Under Physical Decomposition of Gravitational Field

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)


Physical decomposition of gauge fields (including Abelian and non-Abelian fields) [1, 2, 3] have been widely accepted by most particle physics researchers. The authors also extended the approach to gravitational field and attacked the century-lasting problem of gravitational energy density [4]. Reference [4] gives a physical decomposition of affine connection, and raises a revisited way to compute traditional energy density formula. In this paper, we will adopt their decomposition to Landau-Lifshitz pseudo-tensor definition, and examine whether the results are reasonable or not.


Physical decomposition Gravitational energy density Landau-Lifshitz pseudo-tensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peng-Cheng Zhang
    • 1
  • Jia Guo
    • 1
  • Jun Zhao
    • 1
  • Ben-Chao Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Mathematics and PhysicsHubei University of MedicineShiyanChina

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