We determine the exact global structure of the moduli space of N = 2 supersymmetric SO(n) and USp(2n) gauge theories with matter hypermultiplets in the fundamental representations, using the non-renormalization theorem for the Higgs branches and the exact solutions for the Coulomb branches. By adding an (N = 2)-breaking mass term for the adjoint chiral field and varying the mass, the N = 2 theories can be made to flow to either an "electric" N = 1 supersymmetric QCD or its N = 1 dual "magnetic" version. We thus obtain a derivation of the N = 1 dualities of Seiberg.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Nuclear Physics B|
|State||Published - Jan 6 1997|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
It is a pleasure to thank M. Alford, L. Dixon, N. Seiberg, and M. Strassler for helpful discussions and comments. This work was supported in part by DOE grants DE-FG05-90ER40559 and DE-FG02-91ER75661, the Center for Basic Interactions, and an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship. M.R.P. thanks the Rutgers physics department for hospitality while part of this work was completed.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics