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Gravity and Gauge Theory

Weinstein, Steven (1998) Gravity and Gauge Theory. [Preprint]

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Gauge theories are theories that are invariant under a characteristic group of "gauge" transformations. General relativity is invariant under transformations of the diffeomorphism group. This has prompted many philosophers and physicists to treat general relativity as a gauge theory, and diffeomorphisms as gauge transformations. I argue that this approach is misguided.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Weinstein, Steven
Keywords: gravity "general relativity" gauge
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Steven Weinstein
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2002
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 834
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/834

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