Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review Letters

Volume

77

Issue

20

Publication Date

1996

First Page

4109

Last Page

4133

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.4109

Abstract

A new, general, field theoretic approach to the derivation of asymptotic conservation laws is presented. In this approach asymptotic conservation laws are constructed directly from the field equations according to a universal prescription which does not rely upon the existence of Noether identities or any Lagrangian or Hamiltonian formalisms. The resulting general expressions of the conservation laws enjoy important invariance properties and synthesize all known asymptotic conservation laws, such as the Arnowitt-Deser-Misner energy in general relativity.

Comments

Published by the American Physical Society in Physical Review Letters. Publisher PDF available for download through link above.

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