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Comments on "A note on first-order formalism and odd-derivative actions" by S. Deser

Deser, S. (2006) Comments on "A note on first-order formalism and odd-derivative actions" by S. Deser. . (Submitted) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161215-123504053

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Abstract

We argue that the obstacles to having a first-order formalism for odd-derivative actions presented in a pedagogical note by Deser are based on examples which are not first-order forms of the original actions. The general derivation of an equivalent first-order form of the original second-order action is illustrated using the example of topologically massive electrodynamics (TME). The correct first-order formulations of the TME model keep intact the gauge invariance presented in its second-order form demonstrating that the gauge invariance is not lost in the Ostrogradsky process.


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https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0608078arXivDiscussion Paper
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Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:I thank R. Jackiw for (unlike these authors) advising me of their hep-th submission. My work was supported by NSF Grant PHY 04-01667.
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