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The Brans-Dicke scalar field in Einstein-Cartan theory

Jha, Ramanand and Lord, EA and Sinha, KP (1988) The Brans-Dicke scalar field in Einstein-Cartan theory. In: General Relativity and Gravitation, 20 (9). pp. 943-950.

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In the framework of Einstein-Cartan (EC) theory, the Brans-Dicke (BD) theory is considered and it is found that a scalar field nonminimally coupled to the gravitational field gives rise to torsion, even though the scalar field has zero spin. The metric equations stay the same if the coupling constant is rescaled, but the equations of motion of a test particle, derived from the conservation equations, differ from those of the usual BD theory without torsion. The gravitational red-shift value differs considerably from the usual prediction of general theory of relativity (GTR), and rules out the possibility of a torsion version of BD theory \omega <6.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: General Relativity and Gravitation
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13267

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