Europhys. Lett.
Volume 70, Number 6, June 2005
Page(s) 747 - 753
Section The physics of elementary particles and fields
Published online 25 May 2005
Europhys. Lett., 70 (6), pp. 747-753 (2005)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10044-0

Equivalence classes for gauge theories

M. A. M. Gomes and R. R. Landim

Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Ceará Caixa Postal 6030, 60455-900, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

received 3 February 2005; accepted in final form 22 April 2005
published online 25 May 2005

In this paper we go deep into the connection between duality and fields redefinition for general bilinear models involving the 1-form gauge field A. A duality operator is fixed based on a "gauge embedding" procedure. Dual models are shown to fit in equivalence classes of models with the same fields redefinitions.

11.15.-q - Gauge field theories.
11.10.Kk - Field theories in dimensions other than four.

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