466 research outputs found

    Triplectic Gauge Fixing for N=1 Super Yang-Mills Theory

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    The Sp(2)-gauge fixing of N = 1 super-Yang-Mills theory is considered here. We thereby apply the triplectic scheme, where two classes of gauge-fixing bosons are introduced. The first one depends only on the gauge field, whereas the second boson depends on this gauge field and also on a pair of Majorana fermions. In this sense, we build up the BRST extended (BRST plus antiBRST) algebras for the model, for which the nilpotency relations, s^2_1=s^2_2=s_1s_2+s_2s_1=0, hold.Comment: 10 pages, no figures, latex forma

    Spacetime locality in Sp(2) symmetric lagrangian formalism

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    The existence of a local solution to the Sp(2) master equation for gauge field theory is proven in the framework of perturbation theory and under standard assumptions on regularity of the action. The arbitrariness of solutions to the Sp(2) master equation is described, provided that they are proper. It is also shown that the effective action can be chosen to be Sp(2) and Lorentz invariant (under the additional assumption that the gauge transformation generators are Lorentz tensors).Comment: LaTeX, 13 pages, minor misprints correcte

    Gauge theory of second class constraints without extra variables

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    We show that any theory with second class constraints may be cast into a gauge theory if one makes use of solutions of the constraints expressed in terms of the coordinates of the original phase space. We perform a Lagrangian path integral quantization of the resulting gauge theory and show that the natural measure follows from a superfield formulation.Comment: 12 pages, Latexfil

    Triplectic Quantization of W2 gravity

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    The role of one loop order corrections in the triplectic quantization is discussed in the case of W2 theory. This model illustrates the presence of anomalies and Wess Zumino terms in this quantization scheme where extended BRST invariance is represented in a completely anticanonical form.Comment: 10 pages, no figure

    Geometry of Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization

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    The present paper is devoted to the study of geometry of Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization procedure. The main mathematical objects under consideration are P-manifolds and SP-manifolds (supermanifolds provided with an odd symplectic structure and, in the case of SP-manifolds, with a volume element). The Batalin-Vilkovisky procedure leads to consideration of integrals of the superharmonic functions over Lagrangian submanifolds. The choice of Lagrangian submanifold can be interpreted as a choice of gauge condition; Batalin and Vilkovisky proved that in some sense their procedure is gauge independent. We prove much more general theorem of the same kind. This theorem leads to a conjecture that one can modify the quantization procedure in such a way as to avoid the use of the notion of Lagrangian submanifold. In the next paper we will show that this is really so at least in the semiclassical approximation. Namely the physical quantities can be expressed as integrals over some set of critical points of solution S to the master equation with the integrand expressed in terms of Reidemeister torsion. This leads to a simplification of quantization procedure and to the possibility to get rigorous results also in the infinite-dimensional case. The present paper contains also a compete classification of P-manifolds and SP-manifolds. The classification is interesting by itself, but in this paper it plays also a role of an important tool in the proof of other results.Comment: 13 page

    Non-Abelian Conversion and Quantization of Non-scalar Second-Class Constraints

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    We propose a general method for deformation quantization of any second-class constrained system on a symplectic manifold. The constraints determining an arbitrary constraint surface are in general defined only locally and can be components of a section of a non-trivial vector bundle over the phase-space manifold. The covariance of the construction with respect to the change of the constraint basis is provided by introducing a connection in the ``constraint bundle'', which becomes a key ingredient of the conversion procedure for the non-scalar constraints. Unlike in the case of scalar second-class constraints, no Abelian conversion is possible in general. Within the BRST framework, a systematic procedure is worked out for converting non-scalar second-class constraints into non-Abelian first-class ones. The BRST-extended system is quantized, yielding an explicitly covariant quantization of the original system. An important feature of second-class systems with non-scalar constraints is that the appropriately generalized Dirac bracket satisfies the Jacobi identity only on the constraint surface. At the quantum level, this results in a weakly associative star-product on the phase space.Comment: LaTeX, 21 page

    On the multilevel generalization of the field--antifield formalism

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    The multilevel geometrically--covariant generalization of the field--antifield BV--formalism is suggested. The structure of quantum generating equations and hypergauge conditions is studied in details. The multilevel formalism is established to be physically--equivalent to the standard BV--version.Comment: 10 pages, FIAN/TD/13--9

    On the Perturbative Equivalence Between the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian Quantizations

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    The Hamiltonian (BFV) and Lagrangian (BV) quantization schemes are proved to be equivalent perturbatively to each other. It is shown in particular that the quantum master equation being treated perturbatively possesses a local formal solution.Comment: 14 pages, LaTeX, no figure

    On possible generalizations of field--antifield formalism

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    A generalized version is proposed for the field-antifield formalism. The antibracket operation is defined in arbitrary field-antifield coordinates. The antisymplectic definitions are given for first- and second-class constraints. In the case of second-class constraints the Dirac's antibracket operation is defined. The quantum master equation as well as the hypergauge fixing procedure are formulated in a coordinate-invariant way. The general hypergauge functions are shown to be antisymplectic first-class constraints whose Jacobian matrix determinant is constant on the constraint surface. The BRST-type generalized transformations are defined and the functional integral is shown to be independent of the hypergauge variations admitted. In the case of reduced phase space the Dirac's antibrackets are used instead of the ordinary ones
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