Introduction to Gauge Theories
Abstract
These lectures present an elementary introduction to quantum gauge fields. The first aim is to show how, in the tree approximation, gauge invariance follows from covariance and unitarity. This leads to the standard construction of the Lagrangian by means of covariant derivatives in a form that unifies the massive and the massless case. Having so identified the classical theory, the FaddeevPopov quantization method is introduced and the BRS invariance of the resulting action is discussed.
 Publication:
 arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 1997
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9705211
 Bibcode:
 1997hep.ph....5211B
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 28 pages, LateX, Lectures given at the Triangle Graduate School 96, Charles University, Prague September 211, 1996