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Gauge Pressure

  • Dean RicklesEmail author
  • Chris Smeenk
  • Holger Lyre
  • Richard Healey
Review Symposium


Gauge Theory Gauge Transformation Wilson Loop Mill Theory Gauge Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean Rickles
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chris Smeenk
    • 2
  • Holger Lyre
    • 3
  • Richard Healey
    • 4
  1. 1.Unit for History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  3. 3.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  4. 4.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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