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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. In conclusion, the relationship with the Einstein-Hilbert tensor following from the coupling to a gravitational field is also discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ; ORCiD logo [3] ;  [4]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. de Lyon, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and CNRS/IN2P3, Villeurbanne (France)
  3. Univ. de Lyon, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and CNRS/IN2P3, Villeurbanne (France); Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France)
  4. Vienna Univ. of Technology, Vienna (Austria)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-25177; 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 Volume: 912; Journal ID: ISSN 0550-3213
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1375166
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1324568