%0 Journal Article
%A Aldaya Valverde, Víctor
%A Calixto Molina, Manuel
%T Gauge transformation properties of vector and tensor potentials revisited: a group quantization approach
%D 2000
%@ 0217-751X
%U http://hdl.handle.net/10317/503
%U http://lanl.arxiv.org/PS_cache/hep-th/pdf/0003/0003127v1.pdf
%X The possibility of non-trivial representations of the gauge group on wavefunctionals of a gauge invariant quantum field theory leads to a generation of mass
for intermediate vector and tensor bosons. The mass parameters m show up as
central charges in the algebra of constraints, which then become of second-class nature. The gauge group coordinates acquire dynamics outside the null-mass shell and provide the longitudinal field degrees of freedom that massless bosons
need to form massive bosons. This is a non-Higgs mechanism that could provide
new clues for the best understanding of the symmetry breaking mechanism
in unified field theories. A unified quantization of massless and massive non-
Abelian Yang-Mills, linear Gravity and Abelian two-form gauge field theories are
fully developed from this new approach, where a cohomological origin of mass is
pointed out.
%K Matemática Aplicada
%K Cuantización algebraica y geométrica
%K Cohomología de grupo
%K Restricciones
%~ GOEDOC, SUB GOETTINGEN