Field-dependent quantum gauge transformation
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Sector III - Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098, India
Received: 23 November 2013
Accepted: 15 January 2014
In this paper we generalize the quantum gauge transformation of the Maxwell theory obtained through gaugeon formalism. The generalization is made by making the bosonic transformation parameter field dependent. The Jacobian of vacuum functional under field-dependent quantum gauge transformation is calculated explicitly. We show that the quantum gauge transformation with a particular choice of field-dependent parameter connects the gaugeon actions of the Maxwell theory in two different gauges. We establish the result by connecting two well-known gauges, namely, Lorentz gauge and axial gauge.
PACS: 11.15.-q – Gauge field theories / 11.30.-j – Symmetry and conservation laws
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