A note on the BRST quantization of “reducible” second-class constrained systems
Department of Physics, University of Craiova,
13 A.I.Cuza Str., Craiova R-1100, Romania
Accepted: 11 July 1996
In this paper we show how purely second-class constrained systems preserving in a certain fashion the reducibility relic of a k-th–order reducible first-class system can be quantized in the BRST framework based on path integral. The procedure relies on the quantization of a (k+1)-th–order reducible first-class system constructed from the original one such that their path integrals be equal. The case of massive Abelian three-form gauge fields is briefly exemplified.
PACS: 11.10.Ef – Lagrangian and Hamiltonian approach
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