Conserved currents in gravitational models with quasi-invariant Lagrangians: Application to teleparallel gravity

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Obukhov, Yuri N. [UNESP]
Rubilar, Guillermo F. [UNESP]
Pereira, J. G. [UNESP]

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Conservation laws in gravitational theories with diffeomorphism and local Lorentz symmetry are studied. Main attention is paid to the construction of conserved currents and charges associated with an arbitrary vector field that generates a diffeomorphism on the spacetime. We further generalize previous results for the case of gravitational models described by quasi-invariant Lagrangians, that is, Lagrangians that change by a total derivative under the action of the local Lorentz group. The general formalism is then applied to the teleparallel models, for which the energy and the angular momentum of a Kerr black hole are calculated. The subsequent analysis of the results obtained demonstrates the importance of the choice of the frame. © 2006 The American Physical Society.



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Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, v. 74, n. 10, 2006.