## Composite weak bosons in a confining gauge theory without Goldstone bosons: A strong coupling expansion analysis

We consider a confining Yang-Mills theory without goldstone bosons which could describe the bosonic sector of the weak interactions. This model can be gauge invariantly regularized on a lattice. Our strong coupling analysis of the low-lying bound state spectrum indicates that the vector isotriplet bound state (the right quantum number to represent the {ital W} boson) could be the lightest state if the mass of the pseudoscalar isosinglet is raised sufficiently by the effect of the chiral anomaly (in analogy with the {eta}{prime} mechanism of QCD). Our results go beyond the strong coupling results of Schlereth, extending the analysis awaymore »