Local (Gauge) Invariance

  • Masud Chaichian
  • Nikolai F. Nelipa
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

In the preceding chapter we have considered the groups of global transformations and the Lagrangian invariant under these groups. A globally invariant Lagrangian can, however, be non-invariant under a certain group of local transformations. To obtain a locally invariant Lagrangian, new fields have to be introduced. These are called gauge fields.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masud Chaichian
    • 1
  • Nikolai F. Nelipa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of High Energy PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 17Finland
  2. 2.Institute for Nuclear PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

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