Gauge Fields

  • Chen Ning Yang
Part of the The Subnuclear Series book series (SUS, volume 20)


In this lecture I’ll describe the origin of the concept of gauge invariance and gauge fields.


Gauge Theory Gauge Group Gauge Transformation Gauge Symmetry Complex Manifold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Ning Yang
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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