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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 28, 147-150 (2003)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2003-01155-y

Abelian decomposition method for G2 gauge theory

W.-C. Su

Department of Physics, National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, R.O.C.

(Received: 19 December 2002 / Revised version: 10 January 2003 / Published online: 14 March 2003)

The method of Abelian decomposition proposed by Faddeev and Niemi is used to derive the low-energy effective lagrangian of G2 gauge theory. The G2 algebra is studied. The commutation relations among the generators of the G2 algebra are established, based on the framework of its regular maximal subalgebra, an SU(3) algebra.

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