The Lattice Fermion Problem and Weak Coupling Perturbation Theory

  • Luuk H. Karsten
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 55)


The problem with the formulation of fermions on a lattice is discussed. The SLAC group has proposed a way of formulating a lattice fermion, which respects continuous chiral invariance. We show, in weak coupling perturbation theory, that a gauge theory with such a fermion gives Lorentz non-covariant results in the continuum limit. A new chiral invariant formulation of a lattice fermion is proposed.


Continuum Limit Feynman Rule Vacuum Polarization Lattice Gauge Theory Lattice Fermion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luuk H. Karsten
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  1. 1.Instituut voor Theoretische FysicaUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamHolland

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