Teleparallel gauge theory of gravity



In this work a tetrad theory of gravity, invariant under conformal transformations, is investigated. The action of the theory is similar to the action of Maxwell's electromagnetism. The role of the electromagnetic gauge potential is played by the trace of the torsion tensor of the Weitzenböck spacetime. It is shown that all static, spherically symmetric space-times, are solutions of the vacuum field equations. However, by fixing the gauge in the linearized form of the vacuum field equations, the usual Newtonian limit for the gravitational field is obtained.