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Fields as Bodies: a unified presentation of spacetime and internal gauge symmetry

Wallace, David (2015) Fields as Bodies: a unified presentation of spacetime and internal gauge symmetry. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Using the parametrised representation of field theory (in which the location in spacetime of a part of a field is itself represented by a map from the base manifold to Minkowski spacetime) I demonstrate that in both local and global cases, internal (Yang-Mills-type) and spacetime (Poincare) symmetries can be treated precisely on a par, so that gravitational theories may be regarded as gauge theories in a completely standard sense.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Wallace, Daviddavid.wallace@balliol.ox.ac.uk
Keywords: Gauge Theory General Relativity Symmetry
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: David Wallace
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 14:45
Item ID: 11337
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: February 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11337

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