Physical Fields in QED

  • Othmar Steinmann
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 251)


The connection between the Gupta-Bleuler formulation and the Coulomb gauge formulation of QED is discussed. It is argued that the two formulations are not connected by a gauge transformation. Nor can the state space of the Coulomb gauge be identified with a subspace of the Gupta-Bleuler space. Instead a more indirect connection between the two formulations via a detour through the Wightman reconstruction theorem is proposed.


Perturbation Theory Gauge Transformation Physical Field Local Observable Coulomb Gauge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Othmar Steinmann
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  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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