## Abstract

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.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 172-186 |

Number of pages | 15 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics B |

Volume | 483 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 6 1997 |

### Bibliographical note

Funding 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.

### Funding

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.

Funders | Funder number |
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Michigan State University-U.S. Department of Energy (MSU-DOE) Plant Research Laboratory | DE-FG02-91ER75661, DE-FG05-90ER40559 |

Alfred P Sloan Foundation |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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