Generalized Coordinate Gauge and Nonabelian Stokes Theorem
Abstract
A contour gauge of general type is analysed where 1form (vector potential) is expressed as a contour integral of the 2form (field strength) along an arbitrary contour $C$. For a special class of contours the gauge condition reduces to $k_{\mu}(x) A_{\mu}(x) = 0 $ where $k_{\mu}(x)$ is a tangent vector to the contour $C$. A simple proof of the nonabelian Stokes theorem is given demonstrating the advantage of the gauge.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.hepth/9802134
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9802134
 Bibcode:
 1998hep.th....2134S
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
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