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Categories and the Foundations of Classical Field Theories

Weatherall, James Owen (2015) Categories and the Foundations of Classical Field Theories. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I review some recent work on applications of category theory to questions concerning theoretical structure and theoretical equivalence of classical field theories, including Newtonian gravitation, general relativity, and Yang-Mills theories.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Weatherall, James Owenweatherj@uci.edu
Additional Information: Written for the volume "Categories for the Working Philosopher", edited by Elaine Landry
Keywords: category theory; theoretical equivalence; Newtonian gravitation; general relativity; Yang-Mills theory; gauge theory; categorical equivalence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: James Owen Weatherall
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 14:58
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015 15:09
Item ID: 11480
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11480

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