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Field redefinition's help in constructing non-abelian gauge theories

Deser, S. and Stelle, K. S. (2019) Field redefinition's help in constructing non-abelian gauge theories. Physics Letters B, 798 . Art. No. 135007. ISSN 0370-2693. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2019.135007.

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We study, using the example of general covariance, to what extent a would-be non-abelian extension of free field abelian gauge theory can be helped by a field redefinition; answer – not much! However, models resulting from dimensional reduction also include non-gauge fields needing to be integrated out, thereby offering a wider choice of redefinitions whose effects may indeed change the situation.

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Additional Information:© 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Funded by SCOAP3. Received 14 August 2019, Revised 3 October 2019, Accepted 4 October 2019, Available online 8 October 2019. The work of SD was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under Award Number de-sc0011632. The work of KSS was supported by the STFC under Consolidated Grant ST/P000762/1. KSS would like to thank the Walter Burke Institute at Caltech and the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam for hospitality.
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Official Citation:S. Deser, K.S. Stelle, Field redefinition's help in constructing non-abelian gauge theories, Physics Letters B, Volume 798, 2019, 135007, ISSN 0370-2693, (
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