Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
New canonical analysis for higher order topologically massive gravity
Instituto de Física “Luis Rivera Terrazas”, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Apartado Postal J-48, 72570, Puebla, Mexico
2 Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemáticas, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Accepted: 5 July 2021
Published online: 31 July 2021
A detailed Gitman–Lyakhovich–Tyutin analysis for higher-order topologically massive gravity is performed. The full structure of the constraints, the counting of physical degrees of freedom, and the Dirac algebra among the constraints are reported. Moreover, our analysis presents a new structure into the constraints and we compare our results with those reported in the literature where a standard Ostrogradski framework was developed.
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