Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 45–54 | Cite as

Elementary derivation of the chiral anomaly

  • Edwin Langmann
  • Jouko Mickelsson


An elementary derivation of the chiral gauge anomaly in all even dimensions is given in terms of noncommutative traces of pseudo-differential operators.

Mathematics Subject Classifications (1991)

81T50 81T13 47N50 

Key words

Chiral anomaly noncommutative traces pseudo-differential operators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin Langmann
    • 1
  • Jouko Mickelsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical PhysicsRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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