Open string with a background B field as the first order mechanics, noncommutativity, and soldering formalism

A. A. Deriglazov, C. Neves, W. Oliveira, E. M C Abreu, C. Wotzasek, C. Filgueiras

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To study noncommutativity properties of the open string with constant B field, we construct a mechanical action that reproduces classical dynamics of the string sector under consideration. It allows one to apply the Dirac quantization procedure for constrained systems in a direct and unambiguous way. The mechanical action turns out to be the first order system without taking the strong field limit B→∞. In particular, it is true for the zero mode of the string coordinate, which means that the noncommutativity is an intrinsic property of this mechanical system. We describe the arbitrariness in the relation existing between the mechanical and the string variables and show that noncommutativity of the string variables on the boundary can be removed. This is in correspondence with the result of Seiberg and Witten on the relation among noncommutative and ordinary Yang-Mills theories. The recently developed soldering formalism helps us to establish a connection between the original open string action and the Polyakov action.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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