Divergences and Anomalies in Kaluza-Klein Theories

  • M. J. Duff
  • D. J. Toms


The quantization of Kaluza-Klein theories is analyzed from both the higher and lower dimensional standpoints. Equivalence is established using zeta-function techniques to handle the ultraviolet divergences. Certain special features emerge by compactifying an odd number of dimensions. For example, the resulting four-dimensional theory has vanishing anomalies.


Scalar Field Extra Dimension Heat Kernel Dirac Spinor Product Manifold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Duff
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. J. Toms
    • 3
  1. 1.CERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  2. 2.Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonGreat Britain
  3. 3.Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonGreat Britain

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