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  Number of components of a One-Form Superfield

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A Supersymmetric Yang Mills theory has 8 bosonic and 8 fermionic components. Since SUSY YM Theory is described via the Vector Superfield,

$$V=C(x)+i\theta\chi(x)-i\bar{\theta}\bar{\chi}(x) \dots.$$

If I expand my fields to super-forms, I am unable to understand how does an unconstrained one-form field contain 112 components (most of them are unphysical)?

The one form field is defined as,


I am unable to get my counting right.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2016-03-04 11:25 (UTC), posted by SE-user sol0invictus

asked Feb 26, 2016 in Theoretical Physics by sol0invictus (45 points) [ revision history ]
edited Mar 4, 2016 by Dilaton
By components do you mean offshell degrees of freedom? In that case please edit your question and explain how many d.o.f are you getting by counting..

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2016-03-04 11:25 (UTC), posted by SE-user Bruce Lee

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