Gauge fixing and equivariant cohomology

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The supersymmetric model developed by Witten (1982 J. Differ. Geom. 17 661-92) to study the equivariant cohomology of a manifold with an isometric circle action is derived from the BRST quantization of a simple classical model. The gauge-fixing process is carefully analysed, and demonstrates that different choices of gauge-fixing fermion can lead to different quantum theories
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4083 - 4094
Number of pages12
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2005


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