Chapter 1. Gauge Invariance

  1. Prof. Paul H. Frampton

Published Online: 7 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527623358.ch1

Gauge Field Theories, Third Edition

Gauge Field Theories, Third Edition

How to Cite

Frampton, P. H. (2008) Gauge Invariance, in Gauge Field Theories, Third Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527623358.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of North Carolina, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Chapel Hill, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408351

Online ISBN: 9783527623358

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Keywords:

  • gauge field theories;
  • gauge invariance;
  • symmetries;
  • conservation laws;
  • Nambu–Goldstone conjecture;
  • Higgs mechanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Symmetries and Conservation Laws

  • Local Gauge Invariance

  • Nambu–Goldstone Conjecture

  • Higgs Mechanism

  • Summary