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Shortening the gauge argument

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http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/76/96/91/PDF/SGA.pdf
 
Title Shortening the gauge argument
 
Creator Afriat, Alexander
 
Subject [SHS:PHIL] Humanities and Social Sciences/Philosophy
jauge
local
global
 
Description The ''gauge argument'' is often used to 'deduce' interactions from a symmetry requirement. A transition---whose justification can take some effort---from global to local transformations is typically made at the beginning of the argument. But one can spare the trouble by \emph{starting} with local transformations, as global ones do not exist in general. The resulting economy seems noteworthy.
 
Date 2013-01-03
 
Language ENG
 
Type preprint