Manifest covariance and the Hamiltonian approach to mass gap in ( 2 + 1 )-dimensional Yang-Mills theory

@inproceedings{KARABALI2000ManifestCA,
  title={Manifest covariance and the Hamiltonian approach to mass gap in ( 2 + 1 )-dimensional Yang-Mills theory},
  author={DIMITRA KARABALI and Chanju Kim and Vinod P. Nair},
  year={2000}
}
In earlier work we have given a Hamiltonian analysis of Yang-Mills theory in (2+1) dimensions showing how a mass gap could arise. The nature of the measure of integration for gauge-invariant configurations plays a crucial role in generating a gap. In this paper, we present a strategy for capturing the key properties of the measure in a manifestly covariant Lagrangian formalism. 1 e-mail addresses: karabali@fabbro.rockefeller.edu, cjkim@kias.re.kr, vpn@ajanta.sci.ccny.cuny.edu