BV and BRST Quantization, Quantum Observables and Symmetry

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


Gauge redundancy has been a guiding principle for most of the theories about nature. Starting with quantum electrodynamics, continuing with Yang-Mills theories and Quantum Chromodynamics and reaching into the realms of supergravity, all theories appear to obey this principle. The existence of a gauge redundancy therefore appears to be ubiquitous. When performing path integral quantization, gauge fixing is a natural requirement. The existence of unphysical degrees of freedom would otherwise make practical calculations impossible.


Gauge Transformation Ghost Number Leibniz Algebra Coefficient Structure Auxiliary Field 
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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