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    A Gauge Theory that mixes Bosonic and Fermionic Gauge Fields

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    Using a gauge symmetry derived by applying the Dirac constraint formalism to supergravity with cosmological term in 2+1 dimensions, we construct a gauge theory with many characteristics of Yang-Mills theory. The gauge transformation mixes two Bosonic fields and one Fermionic field

    The Renormalization Group and the Effective Potential in the Wess-Zumino model

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    We consider the effective potential V in the massless Wess-Zumino model. By using the renormalization group equation, we show that the explicit dependence of V on the renormalization mass scale mu cancels. If V has an extremum at some non-vanishing value of the background field, then it follows that V is "flat", independent of the background field. This is consistent with the general requirement that V be complex. The consequences for supersymmetric gauge theories are briefly considered
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