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Large gauge transformations of QCD in the temporal and in the Nakanishi Lautrup gauge

  1. Dec 6, 2007 #1
    I have been working in the properties of the large gauge transformation of QCD in the temporal gauge and I have shown that these satisfy U_{n}U_{m} and commutes with the translations where the large gauge transformations U_n and U_m belongs to the homotopy classes characterized by winding numbers n and m. I prove that by showing that n(U_1U_2)=n(U_1)+n(U_2) where U₁=U(_{n₁}) and U₂=U(_{n₂}) give representatives U_{n₁} and U_{n₂} (we have that U_{n₁} and U_{n₂} are large gauge transformations) in each homotopy classes characterized by winding numbers n₁=n(U₁) and n₂=n(U₂) and n(U₁U₂)=n(U₁)+n(U₂)=n₁+n₂ is the winding number which characterizes the homotopy classes of U₁U₂. For the winding number I have used the expression n=(1/(24pi²))∫d³xepsilon^{ijk}Tr[U⁻¹∂_{i}UU⁻¹∂_{j}UU⁻¹∂_{k}U]. I have proved the large gauge transformations in QCD in the temporal gauge commutes with the translations by showing that the winding number n doesnot change when the translation U(a)U(_{n})U⁻¹(a)=U(_{n}^{a}) is implemented under U(_{n}) where the large trasformation U(_{n}) gives a only representative U_{n} in each homotopy class characterized by a winding number n=n(U). It is correct to use these argument to say that in the Nakanishi Lautrup gauge the large gauge transformations of QCD have the same properties that in the temporal gauge?. The expression n=(1/(24²))∫d³x^{ijk}Tr[U⁻¹∂_{i}UU⁻¹∂_{j}UU⁻¹∂_{k}U] for the winding number also holds in the Nakanishi Lautrup gauge?.
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