# The 1.5 Order Formalism does not Generate a Valid BRS Transformation for Supergravity

@inproceedings{Dixon2021The1O, title={The 1.5 Order Formalism does not Generate a Valid BRS Transformation for Supergravity}, author={John A. Dixon}, year={2021} }

The 1.5 order formalism (sometimes called a ‘trick’) is the cornerstone of modern supergravity. In this paper, the free massive Wess Zumino theory is used as a simple toy model to look at the BRS symmetry of the first, second and 1.5 order formalisms. This easily shows that the 1.5 order formalism is flawed for all theories. The 1.5 algebra naively appears to close. However, when it is analyzed in detail, in a simple model, where easy calculations are available, the 1.5 formalism always…

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