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Supergravity by Daniel Z. Freedman, Antoine Van Proeyen

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The major purpose of the early chapters of this book is to review the basic notions of relativistic field theory that underlie our treatment of supergravity. In this chapter we discuss the implementation of internal and spacetime symmetries using the model of a system of free scalar fields as an example. The general Noether formalism for symmetries is also discussed. Our book largely involves classical field theory. However, we adopt conventions for symmetries that are compatible with implementation at the quantum level.

Our treatment is not designed to teach the material to readers who are encountering it for the first time. Rather we try to ...

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