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Quantization of Gauge Systems
Marc Henneaux & Claudio Teitelboim

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgments
Notations
Ch. 1Constrained Hamiltonian Systems3
Ch. 2Geometry of the Constraint Surface48
Ch. 3Gauge Invariance of the Action65
Ch. 4Generally Covariant Systems102
Ch. 5First-Class Constraints: Further Developments112
Ch. 6Fermi Degrees of Freedom: Classical Mechanics over a Grassmann Algebra134
Ch. 7Constrained Systems with Fermi Variables156
Ch. 8Graded Differential Algebras - Algebraic Structure of the BRST Symmetry165
Ch. 9BRST Construction in the Irreducible Case187
Ch. 10BRST Construction in the Reducible Case205
Ch. 11Dynamics of the Ghosts - Gauge-Fixed Action234
Ch. 12The BRST Transformation in Field Theory253
Ch. 13Quantum Mechanics of Constrained Systems: Standard Operator Methods272
Ch. 14BRST Operator Method - Quantum BRST Cohomology296
Ch. 15Path Integral for Unconstrained Systems333
Ch. 16Path Integral for Constrained Systems380
Ch. 17Antifield Formalism: Classical Theory407
Ch. 18Antifield Formalism and Path Integral428
Ch. 19Free Maxwell Theory. Abelian Two-Form Gauge Field455
Ch. 20Complementary Material481
Bibliography503
Index515

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