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Manifestly gauge invariant exact renormalization group

Manifestly gauge invariant exact renormalization group
Manifestly gauge invariant exact renormalization group
We construct a manifestly gauge invariant Exact Renormalization Group for SU(N) Yang-Mills theory, in a form suitable for calculations without gauge fixing at any order of perturbation theory. The effective cutoff is incorporated via a manifestly realised spontaneously broken SU(N|N) gauge invariance. Diagrammatic methods are developed which allow the calculations to proceed without specifying the precise form of the cutoff structure. We confirm consistency by computing for the first time both the one and two loop beta function coefficients without fixing the gauge or specifying the details of the cutoff. We sketch how to incorporate quarks and thus compute in QCD. Finally we analyse the renormalization group behaviour as the renormalized coupling becomes large, and show that confinement is a consequence if and only if the coupling diverges in the limit that all modes are integrated out. We also investigate an expansion in the inverse square renormalized coupling, and show that under general assumptions it yields a new non-perturbative approximation scheme corresponding to expanding in 1/\Lambda_{QCD}.
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Arnone, Stefano
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Morris, Tim R.
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Rosten, Oliver J.
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Arnone, Stefano
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Morris, Tim R.
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Arnone, Stefano, Morris, Tim R. and Rosten, Oliver J. (2006) Manifestly gauge invariant exact renormalization group. Pre-print, 1-24.

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Abstract

We construct a manifestly gauge invariant Exact Renormalization Group for SU(N) Yang-Mills theory, in a form suitable for calculations without gauge fixing at any order of perturbation theory. The effective cutoff is incorporated via a manifestly realised spontaneously broken SU(N|N) gauge invariance. Diagrammatic methods are developed which allow the calculations to proceed without specifying the precise form of the cutoff structure. We confirm consistency by computing for the first time both the one and two loop beta function coefficients without fixing the gauge or specifying the details of the cutoff. We sketch how to incorporate quarks and thus compute in QCD. Finally we analyse the renormalization group behaviour as the renormalized coupling becomes large, and show that confinement is a consequence if and only if the coupling diverges in the limit that all modes are integrated out. We also investigate an expansion in the inverse square renormalized coupling, and show that under general assumptions it yields a new non-perturbative approximation scheme corresponding to expanding in 1/\Lambda_{QCD}.

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Published date: 19 June 2006
Additional Information: arXiv:hep-th/0606181v1

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Local EPrints ID: 57006
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57006
PURE UUID: 9989484c-f65b-481d-91ef-f91202d60215
ORCID for Tim R. Morris: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6256-9962

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Date deposited: 13 Aug 2008
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:55

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Author: Stefano Arnone
Author: Tim R. Morris ORCID iD
Author: Oliver J. Rosten

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