4 years ago

From Global Symmetry to Gauge Invariance Through Iterative N\"other Coupling.

Aniket Basu, Indrajit Mitra, Parthasarathi Majumdar

We consider scalar, spinor and vector matter fields transforming under arbitrary representations of a non-Abelian, compact, semisimple internal Lie group which is a physical, global symmetry of their actions. These matter fields are coupled to Abelian gauge fields through the process of {\it iterative N\"other coupling}. This procedure is shown to yield precisely the same locally gauge invariant theory (with the non-Abelian group as the gauge group) as obtained by the usual `minimal coupling' prescription originating from the {\it Gauge Principle} on which standard formulations of non-Abelian gauge field theories are founded. Prospects of this more physical alternative to gauge theories, towards better understanding of physical aspects of these theories, are briefly discussed.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.05608

DOI: arXiv:1711.05608v1

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