Galileo’s Gauge: Understanding the Empirical Significance of Gauge Symmetry

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Philosophy of Science, ISSN: 0031-8248, Vol: 83, Issue: 1, Page: 93-118

Publication Year:
2016
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11858
DOI:
10.1086/684196
Author(s):
Nicholas J. Teh
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University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago
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Arts and Humanities
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This article investigates and resolves the question whether gauge symmetry can display analogs of the famous Galileo’s ship scenario. In doing so, it builds on and clarifies the work of Greaves andWallace (“Empirical Consequences of Symmetries”) on this subject.

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