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Symmetry and Gauge Freedom

Belot, Gordon (2002) Symmetry and Gauge Freedom. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    What is the significance of gauge freedom? This paper makes a start on answering this and other interpretative questions about classical and quantum gauge theories by situating classical gauge freedom in a framework in which its similarities to, and differences from, more familiar symmetries becomes apparent.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: gauge theories, Yang-Mills theories, geometric mechanics, relational mechanics
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
    Depositing User: Gordon Belot
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 527
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/527

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