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Weyl’s gauge argument

Afriat, Alexander (2013) Weyl’s gauge argument. Foundations of physics.

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The standard U(1) “gauge principle” or “gauge argument” produces an exact potential A=dλ and a vanishing field F=ddλ=0. Weyl has his own gauge argument, which is sketchy, archaic and hard to follow; but at least it produces an inexact potential A and a nonvanishing field F=dA≠0. I attempt a reconstruction.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Afriat, Alexanderafriat@gmail.com
Keywords: gauge argument, Weyl, electromagnetism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Alexander Afriat
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 14:31
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 14:31
Item ID: 9597
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of physics
Publisher: Springer
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-013-9712-x
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 28 February 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9597

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