• General theory of renormalization of gauge theories in nonlinear gauges

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      Gauge theory; renormalization; nonlinear gauge

    • Abstract


      We discuss the general theory of renormalization of unbroken gauge theories in the nonlinear gauges in which the gauge-fixing term is of the form$$ - \frac{1}{2}\sum\limits_\alpha {f_\alpha ^2 [A] = - \frac{1}{2}} \sum\limits_\alpha {\frac{1}{{\eta _\alpha }}(\partial ^\mu A_\mu ^\alpha + \zeta _{\beta \gamma }^\alpha A_\mu ^\beta A^{\gamma \mu } )^2 } $$ We show that higher loop renormalization modifiesfα [A] to contain ghost terms of the form$$f_\alpha [A,c,\bar c] = \eta _\alpha ^{ - \frac{1}{2}} (\partial ^\mu A_\mu ^\alpha + \zeta _{\beta \gamma }^\alpha A_\mu ^\beta A^{\gamma \mu } + \tau _\gamma ^{\alpha \beta } \bar c_\beta c_\gamma )$$ and show how the corresponding ghost terms are deduced fromfα [A, c, c] uniquely. We show that the theory can be renormalized while preserving a modified form of BRS invariance by multiplicative and independent renormalizations onA, c, g, η, ζ, τ. We briefly discuss the independence of the renormalized S-matrix from η,ζ, τ.

    • Author Affiliations


      Satish D Joglekar1

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - 208016, India
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