Summing up instantons in three-dimensional Yang-Mills theories


Journal Article

We show that the four derivative terms in the effective action of three-dimensional N=8 Yang-Mills theory are determined by supersymmetry. These terms receive both perturbative and non-perturbative corrections. Using our technique for constraining the effective action, we are able to determine the exact form of the eight fermion terms in the supersymmetric completion of the F4term, including all instanton corrections. As a consequence, we argue that the integral of the Euler density over k monopole moduli space in SU(2) Yang-Mills is determined by our non-renormalization theorem for all values of k.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paban, S; Sethi, S; Stern, M

Published Date

  • March 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 18

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-0753

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1095-0761

Citation Source

  • Scopus