By Giovanni Giachetta, Luigi Mangiarotti, Gennadi Sardanashvily

Modern quantum box concept is especially constructed as quantization of classical fields. for that reason, classical box concept and its BRST extension is the mandatory step in the direction of quantum box conception. This publication goals to supply an entire mathematical starting place of Lagrangian classical box thought and its BRST extension for the aim of quantization. in keeping with the traditional geometric formula of idea of nonlinear differential operators, Lagrangian box idea is taken care of in a truly common environment. Reducible degenerate Lagrangian theories of even and peculiar fields on an arbitrary soft manifold are thought of. the second one Noether theorems generalized to those theories and formulated within the homology phrases give you the strict mathematical formula of BRST prolonged classical box theory.The so much bodily proper box theories - gauge conception on valuable bundles, gravitation idea on ordinary bundles, conception of spinor fields and topological box conception - are awarded in a whole means. This e-book is designed for theoreticians and mathematical physicists focusing on box idea. The authors have attempted all through to supply the mandatory mathematical historical past, hence making the exposition self-contained.

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I ... µk ... λj ... µp ... , = 1. λr dz λ1 ∧ · · · ∧ dz λr without the coefficient 1/r!. Let Or (Z) denote the vector space of exterior r-forms on a manifold Z. By definition, O0 (Z) = C ∞ (Z) is the ring of smooth real functions on Z. µs dz µ1 ∧ · · · ∧ dz µs , r! s! s! (r + s)! φ= such that φ ∧ σ = (−1)|φ||σ| σ ∧ φ, where the symbol |φ| stands for the form degree. λr dz µ ∧ dz λ1 ∧ · · · ∧ dz λr r! January 26, 2009 2:48 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in 22 Differential calculus on fibre bundles which obeys the relations d ◦ d = 0, d(φ ∧ σ) = d(φ) ∧ σ + (−1)|φ| φ ∧ d(σ).

8) on the fibre bundle Σ → X if, for any vector field τ on X, its horizontal lift γτ on Y by means of the connection γ is a projectable vector field over the horizontal lift Γτ of τ on Σ by means of the connection Γ. 6) must be independent of the fibre coordinates y i . 8) on the fibre bundle Σ → X define a connection on the composite bundle Y → X as the composition of bundle morphisms (Id ,Γ) A Σ γ : Y × T X −→ Y × T Σ −→ T Y. X Σ January 26, 2009 2:48 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in 44 book08 Differential calculus on fibre bundles It is called the composite connection [112; 145].

Lu φ = 0. λr dz λ1 ∧ · · · ∧ dz λr ⊗ ∂µ r! 34) r ∧ T ∗ Z ⊗ T Z → Z. 4. 2). 36). 5. Let Z = T X, and let T T X be the tangent bundle of T X. 38) of T T X over X. 39) on the tangent bundle T X. It is readily observed that J ◦ J = 0. 40) r (Lv α ∧ β) ⊗ u + (−1) (dα ∧ u β) ⊗ v + (−1) (v α ∧ dβ) ⊗ u, α ∈ Or (Z), β ∈ Os (Z), u, v ∈ T (Z). s! λr+s dz λ1 ∧ · · · ∧ dz λr+s ⊗ ∂µ , φ ∈ Or (Z) ⊗ T (Z), σ ∈ Os (Z) ⊗ T (Z). 42) ∗ φ, σ, θ ∈ O (Z) ⊗ T (Z). Given a tangent-valued form θ, the Nijenhuis differential on O∗ (Z) ⊗ T (Z) is defined as the morphism dθ : ψ → dθ ψ = [θ, ψ]FN , ψ ∈ O∗ (Z) ⊗ T (Z).