## Abstract

General aspects of gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory are investigated from an extended standpoint, where massive vector fields are treated in a form corresponding to the electromagnetic fields in a general gauge formalism reported previously. All results obtained are shown to have unique massless limits. It is shown that a generalized q-number gauge transformation for fields makes the theory invariant in cooperation with a simultaneous transformation for relevant gauge parameters. A method of differentiation with respect to a gauge variable is found to clarify some essential features of the gauge structure. Two possible types of gauge structure also emerge correspondingly to the massless case. A neutral-vector field theory proposed in a preceding paper is included in the present framework as the most preferable case.

## Citation Formats

Kubo, R, and Yokoyama,.
Gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory. [Massive vector fields, massless limits].
Japan: N. p.,
1975.
Web.
doi:10.1143/PTP.53.871.

Kubo, R, & Yokoyama,.
Gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory. [Massive vector fields, massless limits].
Japan.
doi:10.1143/PTP.53.871.

Kubo, R, and Yokoyama,.
1975.
"Gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory. [Massive vector fields, massless limits]."
Japan.
doi:10.1143/PTP.53.871.
https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1143/PTP.53.871.

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title = {Gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory. [Massive vector fields, massless limits]}

author = {Kubo, R, and Yokoyama,}

abstractNote = {General aspects of gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory are investigated from an extended standpoint, where massive vector fields are treated in a form corresponding to the electromagnetic fields in a general gauge formalism reported previously. All results obtained are shown to have unique massless limits. It is shown that a generalized q-number gauge transformation for fields makes the theory invariant in cooperation with a simultaneous transformation for relevant gauge parameters. A method of differentiation with respect to a gauge variable is found to clarify some essential features of the gauge structure. Two possible types of gauge structure also emerge correspondingly to the massless case. A neutral-vector field theory proposed in a preceding paper is included in the present framework as the most preferable case.}

doi = {10.1143/PTP.53.871}

journal = {Prog. Theor. Phys. (Kyoto); (Japan)}

volume = {53:3}

journal type = {AC}

place = {Japan}

year = {1975}

month = {Mar}

}

title = {Gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory. [Massive vector fields, massless limits]}

author = {Kubo, R, and Yokoyama,}

abstractNote = {General aspects of gauge structure of neutral-vector field theory are investigated from an extended standpoint, where massive vector fields are treated in a form corresponding to the electromagnetic fields in a general gauge formalism reported previously. All results obtained are shown to have unique massless limits. It is shown that a generalized q-number gauge transformation for fields makes the theory invariant in cooperation with a simultaneous transformation for relevant gauge parameters. A method of differentiation with respect to a gauge variable is found to clarify some essential features of the gauge structure. Two possible types of gauge structure also emerge correspondingly to the massless case. A neutral-vector field theory proposed in a preceding paper is included in the present framework as the most preferable case.}

doi = {10.1143/PTP.53.871}

journal = {Prog. Theor. Phys. (Kyoto); (Japan)}

volume = {53:3}

journal type = {AC}

place = {Japan}

year = {1975}

month = {Mar}

}