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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
    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 11:11
    Item ID: 834

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