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On the covariance of the Dirac-Born-Infeld-Myers action
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics.
2007 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, Vol. 02, 070- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A covariant version of the non-abelian Dirac-Born-Infeld-Myers action is presented. The non-abelian degrees of freedom are incorporated by adjoining to the (bosonic) worldvolume of the brane a number of anticommuting fermionic directions corresponding to boundary fermions in the string picture. The proposed action treats these variables as classical but can be given a matrix interpretation if a suitable quantisation prescription is adopted. After gauge-fixing and quantisation of the fermions, the action is shown to be in agreement with the Myers action derived from T-duality. It is also shown that the requirement of covariance in the above sense leads to a modified WZ term which also agrees with the one proposed by Myers.

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2007. Vol. 02, 070- p.
Keyword [en]
Gauge Symmetry, p-brane, Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories, D-branes
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13775DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/02/070OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13775DiVA: diva2:41545
Available from: 2008-01-25 Created: 2008-01-25 Last updated: 2012-05-18Bibliographically approved

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