Discrete Mechanics

  • T. D. Lee
Part of the The Subnuclear Series book series (SUS, volume 21)


At present, with QCD for the strong interaction, a unifying gauge theory for the electromagnetic and weak interactions, and the Einstein theory of gravitation (plus possible further unification of some or all of these interactions), we may feel that we have arrived at a closed system of physical laws. Nevertheless, the fact that any of the unifying gauge theoretical models requires about twenty parameters suggests that our understanding of these forces most likely remains phenomenological, far from fundamental. This uneasy feeling is reinforced by the enormous technical difficulty of quantizing gravity.


Gauge Theory Wilson Loop Minkowski Space Light Cone Lorentz Transformation 
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  • T. D. Lee
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  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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