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Product Integrals and Wilson loops

Research paper by Robert L Karp

Indexed on: 29 Jan '01Published on: 29 Jan '01Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory



Abstract

Using product integrals we review the unambiguous mathematical representation of Wilson line and Wilson loop operators, including their behavior under gauge transformations and the non-abelian Stokes theorem. Interesting consistency conditions among Wilson lines are also presented.