Fields as Bodies: a unified presentation of spacetime and internal gauge symmetry

Publication Year:
2015
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11337
Author(s):
Wallace, David
preprint description
Using the parametrised representation of field theory (in which the location in spacetime of a part of a field is itself represented by a map from the base manifold to Minkowski spacetime) I demonstrate that in both local and global cases, internal (Yang-Mills-type) and spacetime (Poincare) symmetries can be treated precisely on a par, so that gravitational theories may be regarded as gauge theories in a completely standard sense.