Partition function of a chiral boson on a 2-torus from the Floreanini-Jackiw Lagrangian

Wei Ming Chen, Pei Ming Ho, Hsien Chung Kao, Fech Scen Khoo, Yutaka Matsuo

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摘要

We revisit the problem of quantizing a chiral boson on a torus. The conventional approach is to extract the partition function of a chiral boson from the path integral of a non-chiral boson. Instead we compute it directly from the chiral boson Lagrangian of Floreanini and Jackiw modified by topological terms involving an auxiliary field. A careful analysis of the gauge-fixing condition for the extra gauge symmetry reproduces the correct results for the free chiral boson, and has the advantage of being applicable to a wider class of interacting chiral boson theories.

原文英語
文章編號033B02
期刊Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
2014
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014 三月

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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