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Solving the gauge Identities


Delbourgo, R, Solving the gauge Identities, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 11, (10) pp. 2057-2071. ISSN 0305-4470 (1978) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1088/0305-4470/11/10/022


The author shows how one may 'solve' the Ward-Takahashi identities of a gauge theory to determine the longitudinal Green functions in terms of the basic source propagators and in such a way that on-shell amplitudes reduce to their classical values. The method is demonstrated for scalar, spinor and vector sources in Lorentz covariant and non-covariant Abelian gauges; but for non-Abelian groups he works in the axial gauge in order to avoid fictitious terms which otherwise spoil the procedure.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Particle and high energy physics
Research Field:Particle physics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Delbourgo, R (Professor Robert Delbourgo)
ID Code:96690
Year Published:1978
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-11-17
Last Modified:2014-11-17

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