Gauge Symmetry of the HeatKernel and Anomaly Formulas
Abstract
We consider a gauge symmetry in a quantum Hilbert space. The symmetry leads to that of the heatkernel and of the anomaly formulae which were previously obtained by the authors. This greatly simplifies and clarifies the structure of the formulae. We explicitly obtain the anomaly formulae in two and four dimensions, which ``unify'' all kinds of anomaly. The symmetry corresponds to that of the counterterm formulae in the background field method. As an example, the nonabelian anomaly is considered.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 1996
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.hepth/9610136
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9610136
 Bibcode:
 1996hep.th...10136I
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 Latex, 14 pages