By A. V. Smilga

Quantum chromodynamics is the elemental thought of sturdy interactions. it's a actual concept describing nature. This booklet concentrates, although, now not at the phenomenological element of QCD; books with complete assurance of phenomenological matters were written. What the reader will locate during this e-book is a profound dialogue at the theoretical foundations of QCD with emphasis at the nonperturbative formula of the speculation: what's gauge symmetry at the classical and at the quantum point? what's the course essential in box conception? how to find the trail indispensable at the lattice, maintaining intact as many symmetries of the continuum concept as attainable? what's the QCD vacuum kingdom? what's the potent low power dynamics of QCD? How do the ITEP sum principles paintings? What occurs if we warmth and/or squeeze hadronic topic? Perturbative matters also are mentioned: easy methods to calculate Feynman graphs? what's the BRST symmetry? what's the that means of the renormalization strategy? the right way to resum infrared and collinear singularities? and so forth. The e-book is an outgrowth of the process lectures given through the writer for graduate scholars at ITEP in Moscow. a lot additional fabric has been extra.

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Take now the trace of $ Q V. TO get a nontrivial result, one should expand the exponentials in the analog of Eq. 6) up to the order a4. ) W V = ^ T r { $ D M I , } = 1 - ^ T r { ^ F M , } + 0(a6) . 16) The factor \/N (for the SU(N) gauge group) is introduced for convenience; no summation over fi, v is assumed. 15) for F M „). l). This is the direct analog of the Lagrangian of pure photodynamics. The latter is a trivial theory involving no interaction. In the Abelian case, to make things interesting, we have to include charged matter fields.

It is a very important fact that the topological charge of any mapping can be expressed as an integral over the distant 3-sphere. Before considering the four-dimensional theory of interest, let us discuss a very simple model: Abelian gauge theory in 2 Euclidean dimensions (the Schwinger model). Consider configurations with finite action which tend to the pure gauge Ay, = -i(d^fl)ni, fl(x) = eix^ at Euclidean infinity. The field may depend on the direction cj> along which infinity is approached.

M/ty/ • 9 (L19) /=i However, for the rest of the present lecture as well as in the following one, we will forget about the existence of the quarks and will concentrate on pure Yang-Mills dynamics. 22) the "second pair of Maxwell equations". Let us construct now the classical Hamiltonian of the Yang-Mills field. The canonical Hamiltonian is YliiPiQi ~ A where qi are generalized coordinates and pi are their canonical momenta. Just as in electrodynamics, we meet here a difficulty that not all variables A^ are dynamical.