Generalized gaugings and the field-antifield formalism

Frederik Coomans*, Jan De Rydt, Antoine Van Proeyen

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We discuss the algebra of general gauge theories that are described by the embedding tensor formalism. We compare the gauge transformations dependent and independent of an invariant action, and argue that the generic transformations lead to an infinitely reducible algebra. We connect the embedding tensor formalism to the field-antifield (or Batalin-Vilkovisky) formalism, which is the most general formulation known for general gauge theories and their quantization. The structure equations of the embedding tensor formalism are included in the master equation of the field-antifield formalism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


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