A conformal transformation is used to prove that a general theory with the action S=FdDx -g [F(,R)-(/2)()2], where F(,R) is an arbitrary function of a scalar and a scalar curvature R, is equivalent to a system described by the Einstein-Hilbert action plus scalar fields. This equivalence is a simple extension of those in R2-gravity theory and the theory with nonminimal coupling. The case of F=L(R), where L(R) is an arbitrary polynomial of R, is discussed as an example.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)