Symmetry Structure and Spacetime

In this book Rickles considers several interpretative difficulties raised by gauge-type symmetries (those that correspond to no change in physical state). The ubiquity of such symmetries in modern physics renders them an urgent topic in philosophy of physics. Rickles focuses on spacetime physics, and in particular classical and quantum general relativity. Here the problems posed are at their most pathological, involving the apparent disappearance of spacetime! Rickles argues that both traditional ontological positions should be replaced by a structuralist account according to which relational structure is what the physics is about. · Unified treatment of gauge symmetries and their relationship to ontology in physics · Brings philosophy of space and time into step with developments in modern physics · Argues against the received view on the implications of symmetries in physics · Provides elementary treatments of technical issues · Illustrates a novel defense of structuralism

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  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 229 pages
  • ISBN : 0444531165
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Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime

Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime
  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 September 2021
GET THIS BOOKSymmetry, Structure, and Spacetime

In this book Rickles considers several interpretative difficulties raised by gauge-type symmetries (those that correspond to no change in physical state). The ubiquity of such symmetries in modern physics renders them an urgent topic in philosophy of physics. Rickles focuses on spacetime physics, and in particular classical and quantum general relativity. Here the problems posed are at their most pathological, involving the apparent disappearance of spacetime! Rickles argues that both traditional ontological positions should be replaced by a structuralist account

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  • Author : Graham S. Hall
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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This is a text on classical general relativity from a geometrical viewpoint. Introductory chapters are provided on algebra, topology and manifold theory, together with a chapter on the basic ideas of space-time manifolds and Einstein's theory. There is a detailed account of algebraic structures and tensor classification in general relativity and also of the relationships between the metric, connection and curvature structures on space-times. The latter includes chapters on holonomy and sectional curvature. An extensive study is presented of symmetries

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  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 18 February 2014
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During its forty year lifespan, string theory has always had the power to divide, being called both a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing'. Critics have even questioned whether it qualifies as a scientific theory at all. This book adopts an objective stance, standing back from the question of the truth or falsity of string theory and instead focusing on how it came to be and how it came to occupy its present position in physics. An unexpectedly

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  • Author : Alicja Anna Siwek
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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The thesis contains a study of spacetime structure and symmetries presented from a few different perspectives. Geodesics of massless and massive particles are investigated in strong gravitational fields. Circular orbits and the existence of the so-called photon sphere are considered in Schwarzschild geometry and in Schwarzschild-like spacetimes arising from Hořava-Lifshitz gravity. Communication by means of radial electromagnetic signals is studied in the vicinity of the event horizon in Schwarzschild spacetime where Kruskal-Szekeres coordinate system is employed. In the case

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Symmetries and Group Theory in Particle Physics
  • Author : Giovanni Costa,Gianluigi Fogli
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 05 February 2012
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Symmetries, coupled with the mathematical concept of group theory, are an essential conceptual backbone in the formulation of quantum field theories capable of describing the world of elementary particles. This primer is an introduction to and survey of the underlying concepts and structures needed in order to understand and handle these powerful tools. Specifically, in Part I of the book the symmetries and related group theoretical structures of the Minkowskian space-time manifold are analyzed, while Part II examines the internal

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The Ontology of Spacetime
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 July 2006
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This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book’s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the

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  • Author : M Blagojevic
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 October 2001
GET THIS BOOKGravitation and Gauge Symmetries

In the course of the development of electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions, the concept of (internal) gauge invariance grew up and established itself as an unavoidable dynamical principle in particle physics. It is less known that the principle of equivalence, and the basic dynamical properties of the gravitational interaction can also be ex

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  • Author : Jay Tasson
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 21 January 2020
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The development of special and general relativity has relied significantly on ideas of symmetry. Similarly, modern efforts to test these theories have often sought either violations or extensions of the symmetries seen, and symmetry is regularly used a tool in seeking new applications. In this Special Issue of symmetry, we explore some contemporary research related to symmetry in special and general relativity.

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  • Author : Michele Arzano,Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 15 June 2021
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This monograph provides an introduction to deformations of Poincaré symmetries focusing on models with a Lie group momentum space and associated non-commutative space-times. The emphasis is put on the emergence of such structures from quantum gravity, their mathematical features described in terms of Hopf algebras and applications to particle kinematics and field theory. Part I of this work focuses on the link between gravity and deformed symmetries in the case of 2+1 and 3+1 space-time dimensions. Part II is devoted to the

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  • Author : William H Klink,Wolfgang Schweiger
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release : 23 March 2018
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The first version of quantum theory, developed in the mid 1920's, is what is called nonrelativistic quantum theory; it is based on a form of relativity which, in a previous volume, was called Newton relativity. But quickly after this first development, it was realized that, in order to account for high energy phenomena such as particle creation, it was necessary to develop a quantum theory based on Einstein relativity. This in turn led to the development of relativistic quantum field

Gravitation and Gauge Symmetries

Gravitation and Gauge Symmetries
  • Author : M Blagojevic
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 October 2001
GET THIS BOOKGravitation and Gauge Symmetries

In the course of the development of electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions, the concept of (internal) gauge invariance grew up and established itself as an unavoidable dynamical principle in particle physics. It is less known that the principle of equivalence, and the basic dynamical properties of the gravitational interaction can also be ex

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  • Author : Helena Eilstein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 17 April 2013
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This is a collection of some works of Polish philosophers and physicists on philosophical problems of time and spacetime. Without restricting the thematic scope of the papers, the issue conceming objectivity of time flow runs as a uniting thread through most of them. Partly it is discussed directIy, and partly the authors focus on themes which are of paramount importance for one's attitude to that question. In the first six papers the authors deal with their topics against the background

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  • Author : Tomasz Bigaj,Christian Wüthrich
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 04 December 2015
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The book Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics offers various perspectives on the relation and mutual influence between modern physical theories and analytic metaphysics. The authors of the contributions are philosophers of science, physicists and metaphysicians of international renown, and their work represents the cutting edge in modern metaphysics of physical sciences.

Symmetries of Spacetimes and Riemannian Manifolds

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  • Author : Krishan L. Duggal,Ramesh Sharma
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 22 November 2013
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This book provides an upto date information on metric, connection and curva ture symmetries used in geometry and physics. More specifically, we present the characterizations and classifications of Riemannian and Lorentzian manifolds (in particular, the spacetimes of general relativity) admitting metric (i.e., Killing, ho mothetic and conformal), connection (i.e., affine conformal and projective) and curvature symmetries. Our approach, in this book, has the following outstanding features: (a) It is the first-ever attempt of a comprehensive collection of the

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  • Author : Peter G. Bergmann,Venzo De Sabbata
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 19 December 2013
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The Ninth Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravita tion of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture is concerned with "Topological Properties and Global Structure of Space-Time." We consider this topic to possess great importance. Our choice has also been influenced by the fact that there are many quest ions as yet unre solved. Standard general relativity describes space-time as a four-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian manifold, but it does not prescribe its large-scale structure. Inorderto attempt answers to some