Elementary derivation of the chiral anomaly


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

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Langmann, E., Mickelsson, J. Elementary derivation of the chiral anomaly. Lett Math Phys 36, 45–54 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00403250

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  • 81T50
  • 81T13
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Key words

  • Chiral anomaly
  • noncommutative traces
  • pseudo-differential operators