Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 11–38

Dimensional renormalization and the action principle

  • P. Breitenlohner
  • D. Maison

DOI: 10.1007/BF01609069

Cite this article as:
Breitenlohner, P. & Maison, D. Commun.Math. Phys. (1977) 52: 11. doi:10.1007/BF01609069


Dimensional renormalization is defined in such a way that the renormalized action principle holds. It is shown that this leads to a minimal, additive renormalization. The derivation of Ward-Takahashi indentities and Callan-Symanzik equations from the action principle is exemplified.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Breitenlohner
    • 1
  • D. Maison
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikMünchen 40Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.II. Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität HamburgHamburg 50Federal Republic of Germany