Operator ordering problem of the nonrelativistic Chern-Simons theory

Mu-In Park, Young-Jai Park
1994 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
The operator ordering problem due to the quantization or regularization ambiguity in the Chern-Simons theory exists. However, we show that this can be avoided if we require Galilei covariance of the nonrelativistic Abelian Chern-Simons theory even at the quantum level for the extended sources. The covariance can be recovered only by choosing some particular operator orderings for the generators of the Galilei group depending on the quantization ambiguities of the gauge-matter commutation
more » ... n. We show that the desired ordering for the unusual prescription is not the same as the well-known normal ordering but still satisfies all the necessary conditions. Furthermore, we show that the equations of motion can be expressed in a similar form regardless of the regularization ambiguity. This suggests that the different regularization prescriptions do not change the physics. On the other hand, for the case of point sources the regularization prescription is uniquely determined, and only the orderings, which are equivalent to the usual one, are allowed.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.50.7584 pmid:10017742 fatcat:y4zsngmifvesra4qgdbotqagwy