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Add to basket Add to wishlist Description Gauge theories have provided our most successful representations of the fundamental forces of nature. He argues that evidence for classical gauge theories of forces other than gravity gives us reason to believe that loops rather than points are the locations of fundamental properties. Through understanding how a gauge theory's representations work, we are able to say what kind of world our gauge theories reveal to us. Gauging What's Real describes the representations provided by gauge theories in both classical and quantum physics. Richard Healey defends the thesis that gauge transformations are purely formal symmetries of almost all the classes of representations provided by each of our theories of fundamental forces.

If so, then gauge symmetry is a purely formal property since it reflects no corresponding symmetry in nature. These may be transformed among themselves while certain features remain the same.