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Title: Generalized gaugings and the field-antifield formalism
Authors: De Rydt, Jan *
Coomans, Frederik * ×
Van Proeyen, Antoine * #
Issue Date: 28-Mar-2010
Series Title: Journal of High Energy Physics vol:2010 issue:3
Article number: 105
Abstract: We discuss the algebra of general gauge theories that are described by the embedding tensor formalism. We compare the gauge transformations dependent and independent
of an invariant action, and argue that the generic transformations lead to an infinitely reducible algebra. We connect the embedding tensor formalism to the field antifield (or Batalin-Vilkovisky) formalism, which is the most general formulation known for general gauge theories and their quantization. The structure equations of the embedding tensor formalism are included in the master equation of the field-antifield formalism.
ISSN: 1029-8479
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Theoretical Physics Section
* (joint) first author
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