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Logic of gauge

Afriat, Alexander (2017) Logic of gauge. [Preprint]

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The logic of gauge theory is considered by tracing its development from general relativity to Yang-Mills theory, through Weyl's two gauge theories. A handful of elements---which for want of better terms can be called \emph{geometrical justice}, \emph{matter wave}, \emph{second clock effect}, \emph{twice too many energy levels}---are enough to produce Weyl's second theory; and from there, all that's needed to reach the Yang-Mills formalism is a \emph{non-Abelian structure group} (say $\mathbb{SU}\textrm{(}N\textrm{)}$).


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Item Type: Preprint
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Afriat, Alexanderafriat@gmail.com
Keywords: Weyl, gauge theory, Yang-Mills, connections, general relativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > History
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Alexander Afriat
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 14:40
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 14:40
Item ID: 13160
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > History
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 28 June 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13160

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