Weak equivalence principle and gauge theory of the tetrad gravitational field
Abstract
The tetrad theory of gravitation corresponding to the Treder formulation of the weak equivalence principle is incompatible with the customary method for constructing a gauge theory for a tetrad gravitational field. In this formulation, the Lagrangian of the nongravitating mass is a direct covariant generalization of the partially relativistic expression to a Riemannian spacetime V_{4}. This incompatibility is at odds with the resutt found in the tetrad formulation of the general theory of relativity derived from the requirement of localization of the Poincaré group.
 Publication:

Soviet Physics Journal
 Pub Date:
 April 1978
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00895536
 Bibcode:
 1978SvPhJ..21..426T