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Redundancies and Profundities

Singh, Kyle (2022) Redundancies and Profundities. [Preprint]

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We reevaluate the status of the gauge principle and reposition it as an intermediary structure dependent on the initial conditions we endow on our theory. We explore how the gauge symmetry manifests in the context of basic quantum electrodynamics, spontaneous symmetry breaking and the modern scattering amplitudes program. We also investigate the addition of an auxiliary field in ϕ4 theory and see how the dynamics are altered. Modal language is pointed to and utilized as a convenient way to articulate the weight gauge symmetry demands in our theories as well as the principles of locality and Lorentz invariance. A shifting scale ontology is introduced with regards to the gauge principle and other structures of Quantum Field Theory in general.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Singh, Kylekyle.singh.gr@dartmouth.edu
Keywords: gauge theory, physics, amplitudes
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Kyle Singh
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2023 17:15
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2023 17:15
Item ID: 21897
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Date: 30 December 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21897

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