Discrete noncommutative gauge theory

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Abstract

A review of the relationships between matrix models and noncommutative gauge theory is presented. A lattice version of noncommutative Yang-Mills theory is constructed and used to examine some generic properties of noncommutative quantum field theory, such as uv/ir mixing and the appearance of gauge-invariant open Wilson line operators. Morita equivalence in this class of models is derived and used to establish the generic relation between noncommutative gauge theory and twisted reduced models. Finite-dimensional representations of the quotient conditions for toroidal compactification of matrix models are thereby exhibited. The coupling of noncommutative gauge fields to fundamental matter fields is considered and a large mass expansion is used to study the properties of gauge-invariant observables. Morita equivalence with fundamental matter is also presented and used to prove the equivalence between the planar loop renormalizations in commutative and noncommutative quantum chromodynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-386
Number of pages20
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Volume16
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2001

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