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Gauging Newton’s Law
Canadian Journal of Physics
  • James Thomas Wheeler, Utah State University
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Article
Publication Date
4-1-2007
Arxiv Identifier
arXiv:hep-th/0305017v2
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Abstract
We derive both Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics as gauge theories of Newtonian mechanics. Systematic development of the distinct symmetries of dynamics and measurement suggest that gauge theory may be motivated as a reconciliation of dynamics with measurement. Applying this principle to Newton's law with the simplest measurement theory leads to Lagrangian mechanics, while use of conformal measurement theory leads to Hamiltonian mechanics.PACS Nos.: 45.20.Jj, 11.25.Hf, 45.10.–b [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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Published by National Research Council in Canadian Journal of Physics. PDF of author post print is available through link above.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0305017v2
Citation Information
Wheeler, J. T., Gauging Newton’s Law, Canadian Journal of Physics, vol. 85, issue 4 (2007), pp. 307-344. http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0305017.