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Gauging what's real : the conceptual foundations of contemporary gauge theories, Richard Healey

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Gauging what's real : the conceptual foundations of contemporary gauge theories
Title
Gauging what's real
Title remainder
the conceptual foundations of contemporary gauge theories
Statement of responsibility
Richard Healey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
530.14/35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.3.G38
LC item number
H43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gauging what's real : the conceptual foundations of contemporary gauge theories, Richard Healey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a gauge theory? -- Classical electromagnetism : a paradigm gauge theory -- A fiber bundle formulation -- Electromagnetic interactions of quantum particles -- Electromagnetic interactions of matter fields -- The Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Fiber bundles -- A gauge-invariant, local explanation? -- Geometry and topology in the Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Locality in the Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Lessons for classical electromagnetism -- Classical gauge theories -- Non-Abelian Yang-Mills theories -- The fiber bundle formulation -- Loops, groups, and hoops -- Topological issues -- A fiber bundle formulation of general relativity --A gravitational analog to the Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Interpreting classical gauge theories -- The no gauge potential properties view -- The localized gauge potential properties view -- Problems defining theoretical terms -- Leeds's view -- Maudlin's interpretation -- The non-localized gauge potential properties view -- A holonomy interpretation -- Epistemological considerations -- Objections considered -- Semantic considerations -- Metaphysical implications : non-separability and holism -- Quantized Yang-Mills gauge theories -- How to quantize a classical field -- Coulomb gauge quantization -- Lorenz gauge quantization -- Classical electromagnetism as a constrained Hamiltonian system -- The free Maxwell field as a Hamiltonian system -- Path-integral quantization -- Canonical quantization of non-Abelian fields -- Path-integral quantization of non-Abelian fields -- Interacting fields in the Lagrangian formulation -- The empirical import of gauge symmetry -- Two kinds of symmetry -- Observing gauge symmetry? -- The gauge argument -- Ghost fields -- Spontaneous symmetry-breaking -- The [theta]-vacuum -- Anomalies -- Loop representations -- The significance of loop representations -- Loop representations of the free Maxwell field -- Loop representations of other free Yang-Mills fields -- Interacting fields in loop representations -- The [theta]-vacuum in a loop representation -- Interpreting quantized Yang-Mills gauge theories -- Auyang's event ontology -- Problems of interpreting a quantum field theory -- Particle interpretations -- Bohmian interpretations -- Copenhagen interpretations -- Everettian interpretations -- Modal interpretations -- Conclusions -- Electromagnetism and its generalizations -- Fiber bundles -- The constrained Hamiltonian formalism -- Alternative quantum representations -- Algebraic quantum field theory -- Interpretations of quantum mechanics -- The Copenhagen interpretation -- Bohmian mechanics -- Everettian interpretations -- Modal interpretations
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 297 p.
Isbn
9780199287963
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007028013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn377526006
Label
Gauging what's real : the conceptual foundations of contemporary gauge theories, Richard Healey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a gauge theory? -- Classical electromagnetism : a paradigm gauge theory -- A fiber bundle formulation -- Electromagnetic interactions of quantum particles -- Electromagnetic interactions of matter fields -- The Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Fiber bundles -- A gauge-invariant, local explanation? -- Geometry and topology in the Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Locality in the Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Lessons for classical electromagnetism -- Classical gauge theories -- Non-Abelian Yang-Mills theories -- The fiber bundle formulation -- Loops, groups, and hoops -- Topological issues -- A fiber bundle formulation of general relativity --A gravitational analog to the Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Interpreting classical gauge theories -- The no gauge potential properties view -- The localized gauge potential properties view -- Problems defining theoretical terms -- Leeds's view -- Maudlin's interpretation -- The non-localized gauge potential properties view -- A holonomy interpretation -- Epistemological considerations -- Objections considered -- Semantic considerations -- Metaphysical implications : non-separability and holism -- Quantized Yang-Mills gauge theories -- How to quantize a classical field -- Coulomb gauge quantization -- Lorenz gauge quantization -- Classical electromagnetism as a constrained Hamiltonian system -- The free Maxwell field as a Hamiltonian system -- Path-integral quantization -- Canonical quantization of non-Abelian fields -- Path-integral quantization of non-Abelian fields -- Interacting fields in the Lagrangian formulation -- The empirical import of gauge symmetry -- Two kinds of symmetry -- Observing gauge symmetry? -- The gauge argument -- Ghost fields -- Spontaneous symmetry-breaking -- The [theta]-vacuum -- Anomalies -- Loop representations -- The significance of loop representations -- Loop representations of the free Maxwell field -- Loop representations of other free Yang-Mills fields -- Interacting fields in loop representations -- The [theta]-vacuum in a loop representation -- Interpreting quantized Yang-Mills gauge theories -- Auyang's event ontology -- Problems of interpreting a quantum field theory -- Particle interpretations -- Bohmian interpretations -- Copenhagen interpretations -- Everettian interpretations -- Modal interpretations -- Conclusions -- Electromagnetism and its generalizations -- Fiber bundles -- The constrained Hamiltonian formalism -- Alternative quantum representations -- Algebraic quantum field theory -- Interpretations of quantum mechanics -- The Copenhagen interpretation -- Bohmian mechanics -- Everettian interpretations -- Modal interpretations
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 297 p.
Isbn
9780199287963
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007028013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn377526006

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