Self-interaction and gauge invariance

  title={Self-interaction and gauge invariance},
  author={Stanley Deser},
  journal={General Relativity and Gravitation},
  • S. Deser
  • Published 4 November 2004
  • Physics
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
A simple unified closed form derivation of the non-linearities of the Einstein, Yang-Mills and spinless (e.g. chiral) meson systems is given. For the first two, the non-linearities are required by locality and consistency; in all cases, they are determined by the conserved currents associated with the initial (linear) gauge invariance of the first kind. Use of first-order formalism leads uniformly to a simple cubic self-interaction. 

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