TY - RPRT
TI - Gauge symmetry in extended objects and the stability of compactified membranes
AB - A large number of gauge degrees of freedom inherent in relativistic extended objects often cause dynamical instability. This problem is studied by taking bosonic membranes and balls as examples. The bosonic membrane with two spatial coordinates compactified is examined in detail, and it is pointed out that the compactification produces a stabilizing potential barrier for the variables orthogonal to the compactified spaces. By gauge transforming away the variables in the compactified spaces, we suggest a possible confinement of unstable modes in compactified spaces. (author).
AU - Fujikawa, Kazuo
AU - Kubo, Jisuke
KW - 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
KW - STRING MODELS
KW - GAUGE INVARIANCE
KW - COMPACTIFICATION
KW - MEMBRANES
KW - DEGREES OF FREEDOM
KW - RELATIVITY THEORY
KW - STABILITY
KW - BOSONS
KW - 662120
KW - SYMMETRY, CONSERVATION LAWS, CURRENTS AND THEIR PROPERTIES
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CY - Japan
PY - 1990
DA - 1990-11-01
LA - English
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C1 - Kyoto Univ., Uji (Japan). Yukawa Inst. for Theoretical Physics
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ER -