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Elementary Introduction to Gauge Theories

  • H. Pietschmann
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 19/1978)

Abstract

In the following lectures, I shall try to give an elementary introduction to gauge theories. I shall not assume that the reader is familiar with gauge theories, but I will expect him to know the elements of quantum electrodynamics such as Feynman rules and the like. I shall try to be as explicit as possible in all computations and I shall always try to develop the ideas along particularly simple examples without giving proofs for the general case. In the spirit of our society I shall thus follow the principle of “Division of Labour”: Let some prove the theorems and others use them.

Keywords

Gauge Theory Vector Field Gauge Group Gauge Transformation Mass Term 
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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pietschmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität WienAustria

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