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It's pretty super!: A Mathematical Study of Superspace in Fourdimensional, Unextended Supersymmetry
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Superspace is a fundamental tool in the study of supersymmetry, one that while often used is seldom defined with a proper amount of mathematical rigor. This paper examines superspace and presents three different constructions of it; the original by Abdus Salam and J. Strathdee as well as two modern methods by Alice Rogers and Buchbinder-Kuzenko.Though the structures arrived at are the same the two modern constructions differ in methods, elucidating different important aspects of super-space. Rogers focuses on the underlying structure through the study of supermanifolds, and Buchbinder-Kuzenko the direct correlation with the Poincare superalgebra, and the parametrisation in terms of exponents.

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supersymmetry, superspace, spinors, grassman, supermanifolds, salam, strathdee, buchbinder, kuzenko, alice rogers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181048OAI: diva2:552788
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Bachelor Programme in Physics
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2013-02-19 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2013-02-19Bibliographically approved

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