Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-13-2017

Abstract

A generalization of the Laplacian for p-forms to arbitrary tensors due to Lichnerowicz will be applied to a 2-tensor which has physical applications. It is natural to associate a divergencefree symmetric 2-tensor to a critical point of a specific variational problem and it is this 2-tensor that is studied. Numerous results are obtained for the stress-energy tensor, such as its divergence and Laplacian. A remarkable integral formula involving a symmetric 2-tensor and a conformal vector field is obtained as well

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Copyright 2017, Paul Bracken, licensee AIMS Press.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Publication Title

AIMS Mathematics

DOI

10.3934/Math.2017.2.545

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