An SU(2) anomaly

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A new restriction of fermion quantum numbers in gauge theories is derived. For instance, it is shown that an SU(2) gauge theory with an odd number of left-handed fermion doublets (and no other representations) is mathematically inconsistent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-328
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 18 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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