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The Non-Local Massive Yang-Mills Action as a Gauged Sigma Model

@article{Esole2004TheNM,
  title={The Non-Local Massive Yang-Mills Action as a Gauged Sigma Model},
  author={Mboyo Esole},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2004}
}
  • M. Esole
  • Published 9 July 2004
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
We show that the massive Yang–Mills action having as a mass term the non-local operator introduced by Gubarov, Stodolsky, and Zakharov is classically equivalent to a principal gauged sigma model. The non-local mass corresponds to the topological term of the sigma model. The latter is obtained once the degrees of freedom implicitly generated in the non-local action are explicitly implemented as group elements. The non-local action is recovered by integrating out these group elements. In contrast… 

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