International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 45, Issue 8, pp 1552–1588

Geometry and Physics Today

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Abstract

Geometry,” in the sense of the classical differential geometry of smooth manifolds (CDG), is put under scrutiny from the point of view of Abstract Differential Geometry (ADG). We explore potential physical implications of viewing things under the light of ADG, especially matters concerning the “gauge theories” of modern physics, when the latter are viewed (as they are actually regarded currently) as “physical theories of a geometrical character.” Thence, “physical geometry,” in connection with physical laws and the associated with them, within the background spacetime manifoldless context of ADG, “differentialequations, are also being discussed.

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general relativity quantum field theory singularities gauge theories abstract differential geometry (ADG) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Algebra and Geometry Section, Department of MathematicsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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