Bosonized actions for anomalous gauge theories on coadjoint orbits

David Bar-Moshe*, M. S. Marinov, Yaron Oz

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Starting from the extended Lie algebras generated by the Gauss-law constraints, and using the coadjoint-orbit method, we construct bosonized actions for anomalous gauge theories in two and four space-time dimensions. We show that the anomalous gauge algebras determine the anomalous part of the actions, but not the gauge invariant terms. These are generated by exact cocycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 17 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


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Fund for the Promotion of Reasearch
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology


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