Asymptotically flat gravitating systems have 10 conserved quantities, which lack proper local densities. It has been hoped that the teleparallel equivalent of Einstein's GR (TEGR, aka GR| |) could solve this gravitational energy-momentum localization problem. Meanwhile a new idea: quasilocal quantities, has come into favor. The earlier quasilocal investigations focused on energy-momentum. Recently we considered quasilocal angular momentum for the teleparallel theory and found that the popular expression (unlike our "covariant-symplectic" one) gives the correct result only in a certain frame. We now report that the center-of-mass moment, which has largely been neglected, gives an even stronger requirement. We found (independent of the frame gauge) that our "covariant symplectic" Hamiltonian-boundary-term quasilocal expression succeeds for all the quasilocal quantities, while the usual expression cannot give the desired centerof- mass moment. We also conclude, contrary to hopes, that the teleparallel formulation appears to have no advantage over GR with regard to localization.
|Title of host publication||The Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting|
|Subtitle of host publication||On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co.|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2006|