Dynamical symmetry breaking and the effective potential method

  title={Dynamical symmetry breaking and the effective potential method},
  author={Kenneth Woodhouse},
Abstract The energetic favourability of a dynamical symmetry breakdown in a renormalizable, O(2) invariant, theory is examined. A representation of the effective potential for composite operators is given and discussed. In the appendix the ambiguity inherent in the definition of the generating functional W[J], used in the study of dynamical symmetry breaking, is analysed for a completely solvable case and the spontaneiously broken modes related to the Riemann sheet structure of W[J… CONTINUE READING