Gauge covariant algebras and local BRST cohomology

Research paper by Friedemann Brandt

Indexed on: 24 Nov '97Published on: 24 Nov '97Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


The formulation of the local BRST cohomology on infinite jet bundles and its relation and reduction to gauge covariant algebras are reviewed. As an illustration, we compute the local BRST cohomology for geodesic motion in (pseudo-) Riemannian manifolds and discuss briefly the result (symmetries, constants of the motion, consistent deformations).