Kaluza-Klein reduction of Gauss-Bonnet curvature

Wung-Hong Huang

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Kaluza-Klein reduction of the Gauss-Bonnet curvature which is suggested by superstring theory is studied. In addition to the Yang-Mills lagrangian, the Einstein lagrangian and the Gauss-Bonnet invariant, the reduced action also contains RF2-, F3-, F4- terms and bilinear forms in the covariant derivative of the gauge field tensor. They provide us with a ghost-free correction to the Einstein-Yang-Mills theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Mar 24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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