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GAUGE THEORY (Philosophy) (PhD, Healey)

Lecture Topic : (Math Physics) GAUGE THEORY (Philosophy) (PhD, Healey)

Prerequisites : Quantum Theory (M2); Gauge Theory (M2); Quantum Field Theory (M2); Quantum Chromodynamics (M2); Quantum Electrodynamics (M2); Electroweak Theory (M2);

Recommended Text(s) :

“Gauging What’s Real : The Conceptual Foundations of Contemporary Gauge Theories”, Richard Healey, Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Lectures and Links :

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Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   What is a Gauge Theory?

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Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.2   The Aharonov-Bohm Effect

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Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.3   Classical Gauge Theories

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Lecture 4 (link)

Ch.4   Interpreting Classical Gauge Theories

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Lecture 5  (link)

Ch.5   Quantized Yang-Mills Gauge Theories

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Lecture 6  (link)

Ch.6   The Empirical Import of Gauge Symmetry

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Lecture 7  (link)

Ch.7  LoopRepresentations

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Lecture 8  (link)

Ch.8   Interpreting Quantized Yang-Mills Gauge Theories

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Lecture 9  (link)

Ch.9   Conclusions

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Lecture 10  (link)

Appendix A : Electromagnetism and Its Generalizations

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Lecture 11  (link)

Appendix B : Fiber Bundles

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Lecture 12  (link)

Appendix C : The Constrained Hamiltonian Formalism

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Lecture 13  (link)

Appendix D : Alternative Quantum Representations

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Lecture 14  (link)

Appendix E : Algebraic Quantum Field Theory

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Lecture 15  (link)

Appendix F : Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

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