# Volume independence in large Nc QCD-like gauge theories

@article{Kovtun2007VolumeII, title={Volume independence in large Nc QCD-like gauge theories}, author={Pavel Kovtun and Mithat Unsal and Laurence G. Yaffe}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2007}, volume={2007}, pages={019} }

Volume independence in large Nc gauge theories may be viewed as a generalized orbifold equivalence. The reduction to zero volume (or Eguchi-Kawai reduction) is a special case of this equivalence. So is temperature independence in confining phases. A natural generalization concerns volume independence in ``theory space'' of quiver gauge theories. In pure Yang-Mills theory, the failure of volume independence for sufficiently small volumes (at weak coupling) due to spontaneous breaking of center…

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