Metric gauge fields in deformed special relativity

Roberto Mignani, Fabio Cardone, Andrea Petrucci

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We show that, in the framework of Deformed Special Relativity (DSR), namely a (four-dimensional) generalization of the (local) space-time structure based on an energy-dependent "deformation" of the usual Minkowski geometry, two kinds of gauge symmetries arise, whose spaces either coincide with the deformed Minkowski space or are just internal spaces to it. This is why we named it "metric gauge theories". In the case of the internal gauge fields, they are a consequence of the deformed Minkowski space (DMS) possessing the structure of a generalized Lagrange space. Such a geometrical structure allows one to define curvature and torsion in the DMS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace-Time Geometry and Quantum Events
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781631174575
ISBN (Print)9781631174551
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Mignani, R., Cardone, F., & Petrucci, A. (2014). Metric gauge fields in deformed special relativity. In Space-Time Geometry and Quantum Events Nova Science Publishers, Inc..