Revisiting the Fradkin - Vilkovisky Theorem Jan

  • Frederik G. Scholtzb
  • Published 2004


The status of the usual statement of the Fradkin-Vilkovisky theorem, claiming complete independence of the Batalin-Fradkin-Vilkovisky path integral on the gauge fixing “fermion” even within a nonperturbative context, is critically reassessed. Basic, but subtle reasons why this statement cannot apply as such in a nonperturbative quantisation of gauge… (More)