# 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} }

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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