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A 5-Dimensional Monopole

  • Rafael Sorkin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 111)

Abstract

The Kaluza-Klein idea assimilates gauge fields to gravity by comprehending gauge-transformations as diffeomorphism (“coordinate transformations”). Although this can be done for any choice of gauge group, the original U(1)-theory has the distinction of requiring only a single fundamental field: it is nothing but 5-dimensional gravity with a specific choice of metric and topology to represent the vacuum. Since you have already heard this theory described, I will sketch it only in enough detail to fix notation.

Keywords

Gauge Group Killing Vector Grand Unify Theory Scalar Charge Spatial Infinity 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    D. Gannon, J. Math. Phys. 16, 2364 (1975).MathSciNetADSMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Sorkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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