Indexed on: 09 Jan '97Published on: 09 Jan '97Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory
The interactions which preserve the structure of the gauge interactions of the free theory are introduced in terms of the generalized fields method of solving the Batalin-Vilkovisky master equation. It is shown that by virtue of this method the solution of the descent equations resulting from the cohomological analysis is provided straightforwardly. The general scheme is illustrated by applying it to spin-1 gauge field in 3 and 4 dimensions, to free BF theory in 2-d and to the antisymmetric tensor field in any dimension. It is shown that it reproduces the results obtained by cohomological techniques.