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International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp 2400–2406 | Cite as

Conformal Wave Equation for Graviton via Dimension Reduction

  • Ali Asl-Hashemi
  • Elnaz Rezaei-Benam
  • Mohsen Fathi
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Abstract

Symmetry is an important concept in modern physics which can be understood via studying the transformations in a physical system. Among the various types of transformations, conformal transformation and conformal symmetry (also referred to as conformal invariance), are of great importance. In this work, we first review the Kaluza-Klein theory through discussing the conformal invariance of the five-dimensional action. Then, by eliminating the extra dimensions of the consequent wave equations, four-dimensional equations are derived, to describe the graviton.

Keywords

Conformal transform Kaluza-Klein action Dimension reduction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Asl-Hashemi
    • 1
  • Elnaz Rezaei-Benam
    • 1
  • Mohsen Fathi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTabriz UniversityTabrizIran
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsIslamic Azad University, Central Tehran BranchTehranIran

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