Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)

, Volume 111, Issue 8, pp 1011–1021 | Cite as

On the algebra of field-dependent gauge transformations



The Whitehead operation on a world sheet foliation gives rise to a symmetryG of String Field Theory. Deformations ofG can also be realized on a generalized sigma-model, a mechanics particle action, and on Yang-Mills theory.


04.20 Classical general relativity. 


02.20.Fh Infinite groups 


03.50.Kk Other special classical field theories 


11.17 Theories of strings and other extended objects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsSUNY at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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