We consider high-derivative equations obtained setting to zero the divergence of the higher spin curvatures in metric-like form, showing their equivalence to the second-order equations emerging from the tensionless limit of open string field theory, which propagate reducible spectra of particles with different spins. This result can be viewed as complementary to the possibility of setting to zero a single trace of the higher spin field strengths, which yields an equation known to imply Fronsdal’s equation in the compensator form. Higher traces and divergences of the curvatures produce a whole pattern of high-derivative equations whose systematics is also presented.

Generalized connections and higher spin equations

FRANCIA, DARIO
2012

Abstract

We consider high-derivative equations obtained setting to zero the divergence of the higher spin curvatures in metric-like form, showing their equivalence to the second-order equations emerging from the tensionless limit of open string field theory, which propagate reducible spectra of particles with different spins. This result can be viewed as complementary to the possibility of setting to zero a single trace of the higher spin field strengths, which yields an equation known to imply Fronsdal’s equation in the compensator form. Higher traces and divergences of the curvatures produce a whole pattern of high-derivative equations whose systematics is also presented.
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