
Usually noncritical string theory is considered in frames of the approach proposed by Polyakov .〔 A.M. Polyakov, Phys. Lett. B, V.103, p.207 (1981): the paper shows in frames of path integral formulation, that quantum NambuGoto string theory at d=26 is equivalent to collection of linear oscillators, while at other values of dimension the theory exists as well, and contains a nonlinear field theory associated with Liouville modes. Papers cited below use for quantization Dirac's operator formalism.〕 The other approach has been developed in 〔F. Rohrlich, Phys.Rev.Lett., V.34, p.842 (1975).〕 〔 G.P. Pron'ko, Rev. Math. Phys., V.2, N.3, p.355 (1991). 〕 .〔S.V. Klimenko, I.N. Nikitin, NonCritical String Theory: classical and quantum aspects, Nova Science Pub., New York 2006, ISBN 1594542678.〕 It represents a universal method to maintain explicit Lorentz invariance in any quantum relativistic theory. On an example of NambuGoto string theory in 4dimensional Minkowski spacetime the idea can be demonstrated as follows: Geometrically the world sheet of string is sliced by a system of parallel planes to fix a specific parametrization, or gauge on it. The planes are defined by a normal vector n_{μ}, the gauge axis. If this vector belongs to light cone, the parametrization corresponds to ''light cone gauge'', if it is directed along world sheet's period P_{μ}, it is ''timelike Rohrlich's gauge''. The problem of the standard light cone gauge is that the vector n_{μ} is constant, e.g. n_{μ} = (1, 1, 0, 0), and the system of planes is "frozen" in Minkowski spacetime. Lorentz transformations change the position of the world sheet with respect to these fixed planes, and they are followed by reparametrizations of the world sheet. On the quantum level the reparametrization group has anomaly, which appears also in Lorentz group and violates Lorentz invariance of the theory. On the other hand, the Rohrlich's gauge relates n_{μ} with the world sheet itself. As a result, the Lorentz generators transform n_{μ} and the world sheet simultaneously, without reparametrizations. The same property holds if one relates lightlike axis n_{μ} with the world sheet, using in addition to P_{μ} other dynamical vectors available in string theory. In this way one constructs Lorentzinvariant parametrization of the world sheet, where the Lorentz group acts trivially and does not have quantum anomalies. Algebraically this corresponds to a canonical transformation a_{i} > b_{i} in the classical mechanics to a new set of variables, explicitly containing all necessary generators of symmetries. For the standard light cone gauge the Lorentz generators M_{μν} are cubic in terms of oscillator variables a_{i}, and their quantization acquires well known anomaly. Let's consider a set b_{i} = (M_{μν},ξ_{i}) which contains the Lorentz group generators and internal variables ξ_{i}, complementing M_{μν} to the full phase space. In selection of such a set, one needs to take care that ξ_{i} will have simple Poisson brackets with M_{μν} and among themselves. Local existence of such variables is provided by Darboux's theorem. Quantization in the new set of variables eliminates anomaly from the Lorentz group. It is well known that canonically equivalent classical theories do not necessarily correspond to unitary equivalent quantum theories, that's why quantum anomalies could be present in one approach and absent in the other one. Grouptheoretically string theory has a gauge symmetry Diff S^{1}, reparametrizations of a circle. The symmetry is generated by Virasoro algebra L_{n}. Standard light cone gauge fixes the most of gauge degrees of freedom leaving only trivial phase rotations U(1) ~ S^{1}. They correspond to periodical string evolution, generated by Hamiltonian L_{0}. Let's introduce an additional layer on this diagram: a group G = U(1) x SO(3) of gauge transformations of the world sheet, including the trivial evolution factor and rotations of the gauge axis in centerofmass frame, with respect to the fixed world sheet. Standard light cone gauge corresponds to a selection of one point in SO(3) factor, leading to Lorentz noninvariant parametrization. Therefore one must select a different representative on the gauge orbit of G, this time related with the world sheet in Lorentz invariant way. After reduction of the mechanics to this representative anomalous gauge degrees of freedom are removed from the theory. The trivial gauge symmetry U(1) x U(1) remains, including evolution and those rotations which preserve the direction of gauge axis. Successful implementation of this program has been done in 〔 〔 .〔 Concise Encyclopedia of Supersymmetry and noncommutative structures in mathematics and physics, entry "AnomalyFree Subsets", Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2003, ISBN 1402013388. 〕 These are several unitary nonequivalent versions of the quantum open NambuGoto string theory, where the gauge axis is attached to different geometrical features of the world sheet. Their common properties are * explicit Lorentzinvariance at d=4 * reparametrization degrees of freedom fixed by the gauge * Reggelike spinmass spectrum The reader familiar with variety of branches coexisting in modern string theory will not wonder why many different quantum theories can be constructed for essentially the same physical system. The approach described here does not intend to produce a unique ultimate result, it just provides a set of tools suitable for construction of your own quantum string theory. Since any value of dimension can be used, and especially d=4, the applications could be more realistic. For example, the approach can be applied in physics of hadrons, to describe their spectra and electromagnetic interactions .〔 E.B. Berdnikov, G.G. Nanobashvili, G.P. Pron'ko, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A, V.8, N14, p.2447 (1993); N15, p.2551 (1993). 〕 == References == 〔 抄文引用元・出典: フリー百科事典『 ウィキペディア（Wikipedia）』 ■ウィキペディアで「Lorentz invariance in noncritical string theory」の詳細全文を読む スポンサード リンク
