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Title: Theory of theories'' approach to string theory

Abstract

We propose a new formulation of gauge theories as a quantum theory which has the gauge theory action [ital S] as its dynamical variable. This system is described by a simple actional [ital I]([ital S]) (that is, an action for the action [ital S]) whose equation of motion gives the Batalin-Vilkovisky (BV) master equation for [ital S]. Upon quantization we find that our new formulation is reduced to something like a topological field theory having a BRST exact gauge-fixed actional. Therefore the present formulation can reproduce ordinary gauge theories since the path integral over [ital S] is dominated by the classical configuration which satisfies the BV master equation. This theory of theories'' formulation is intended to be applied to closed string field theory.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-01 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7034115
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review, D (Particles Fields); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50:6; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; GAUGE INVARIANCE; STRING MODELS; ACTION INTEGRAL; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; FEYNMAN PATH INTEGRAL; QUANTIZATION; COMPOSITE MODELS; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; EQUATIONS; EXTENDED PARTICLE MODEL; FIELD THEORIES; INTEGRALS; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; PARTICLE MODELS; QUARK MODEL; 662110* - General Theory of Particles & Fields- Theory of Fields & Strings- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Hata, H. Theory of theories'' approach to string theory. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.50.4079.
Hata, H. Theory of theories'' approach to string theory. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.50.4079
Hata, H. Thu . "Theory of theories'' approach to string theory". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.50.4079.
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abstractNote = {We propose a new formulation of gauge theories as a quantum theory which has the gauge theory action [ital S] as its dynamical variable. This system is described by a simple actional [ital I]([ital S]) (that is, an action for the action [ital S]) whose equation of motion gives the Batalin-Vilkovisky (BV) master equation for [ital S]. Upon quantization we find that our new formulation is reduced to something like a topological field theory having a BRST exact gauge-fixed actional. Therefore the present formulation can reproduce ordinary gauge theories since the path integral over [ital S] is dominated by the classical configuration which satisfies the BV master equation. This theory of theories'' formulation is intended to be applied to closed string field theory.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.50.4079},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7034115}, journal = {Physical Review, D (Particles Fields); (United States)},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = ,
volume = 50:6,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {9}
}