2024-03-08   76708

Connections, Local Potentials, and Classical Gauge Fields

Article 70621 introduced the concept of a fiber bundle and its specialization to principal bundles and associated vector bundles. This is the mathematical foundation for the concept of a gauge field in classical physics. This article explains how the idea of a gauge field relates to the idea of a principal bundle and how it extends to associated vector bundles.

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