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gauge theory

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Definition of gauge theory in English:

noun

Physics
A quantum theory using mathematical functions to describe subatomic interactions in terms of particles that are not directly detectable.
Example sentences
  • This picture was improved upon by using a non-abelian gauge theory, Quantum Chromodynamics.
  • A gauge theory would therefore also be a description of quantum gravity in a particular background space-time.
  • The obvious thing to do was to try it out on the simplest gauge theory of all, electrodynamics - to break its symmetry to see what really happens.

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