Kaluza-Klein Theories as a Tool to Find New Gauge Symmetries

  • L. Dolan
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 20)


Non-abelian Kaluza-Klein theories are studied with respect to using the invariances of multi-dimensional general relativity to investigate hidden symmetry, such as Kac-Moody Lie algebras, of the four-dimensional Yang-Mills theory. Several properties of the affine transformations on the self-dual set are identified and are used to motivate the Kaluza-Klein analysis. In this context, a system of differential equations is derived for new symmetry transformations which may be extendable to the full gauge theory.


Gauge Theory Gauge Symmetry Symmetry Transformation Hide Symmetry Affine Connection 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Dolan
    • 1
  1. 1.Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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