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Title: The energy-momentum tensor(s) in classical gauge theories

We give an introduction to, and review of, the energy–momentum tensors in classical gauge field theories in Minkowski space, and to some extent also in curved space–time. For the canonical energy–momentum tensor of non-Abelian gauge fields and of matter fields coupled to such fields, we present a new and simple improvement procedure based on gauge invariance for constructing a gauge invariant, symmetric energy–momentum tensor. Here, the relationship with the Einstein–Hilbert tensor following from the coupling to a gravitational field is also discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. de Lyon, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and CNRS/IN2P3, Villeurbanne (France)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Univ. de Lyon, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and CNRS/IN2P3, Villeurbanne (France); Ecole Normale Superieure (France)
  4. Vienna Univ. of Technology, Vienna (Austria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1296689
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-23055
Journal ID: ISSN 0550-3213
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nuclear Physics. B; Journal ID: ISSN 0550-3213
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS