Non-perturbative equivalences among large Ncgauge theories with adjoint and bifundamental matter fields

Pavel Kovtun, Mithat Ünsal, Laurence G Yaffe
2003 Journal of High Energy Physics  
We prove an equivalence, in the large N limit, between certain U(N) gauge theories containing adjoint representation matter fields and their orbifold projections. Lattice regularization is used to provide a non-perturbative definition of these theories; our proof applies in the strong coupling, large mass phase of the theories. Equivalence is demonstrated by constructing and comparing the loop equations for a parent theory and its orbifold projections. Loop equations for both expectation values
more » ... of single-trace observables, and for connected correlators of such observables, are considered; hence the demonstrated non-perturbative equivalence applies to the large N limits of both string tensions and particle spectra.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2003/12/034 fatcat:72w66xzf6vfstmnx6ow7o4spzi