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An Elementary Notion of Gauge Equivalence

Belot, Gordon (2007) An Elementary Notion of Gauge Equivalence. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    An elementary notion of gauge equivalence is introduced that does not require any Lagrangian or Hamiltonian apparatus. It is shown that in the special case of theories, such as general relativity, whose symmetries can be identified with spacetime diffeomorphisms this elementary notion has many of the same features as the usual notion. In particular, it performs well in the presence of asymptotic boundary conditions.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: Forthcoming in General Relativity and Gravitation
    Keywords: Gauge Equivalence, Asymptotic Boundary Conditions, Relativistic Field Theories
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
    Depositing User: Gordon Belot
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3552
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3552

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