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Comments on superp-branes

  • L. Cendejas
  • J. A. Nieto


We make some comments on superp-brane theories. In particular we emphasize the fact that there are Weyl invariant actions associated withp- branes. We note that such actions are classically equivalent to the usualp-brane actions. It seems that from the point of view of the Weyl invariant actions forp- branes only stringsp = 1) and terrons (p = 3) are the best candidates for a unified theory.


04.50 Unified field theories and other theories of gravitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Cendejas
    • 1
  • J. A. Nieto
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FisicaUniversidad MichoacanaMichoacanMexico

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