The geometrization of the Electroweak Model is achieved in a five-dimensional Riemann-Cartan framework. Matter spinorial fields are extended to 5 dimensions by the choice of a proper dependence on the extracoordinate and of a normalization factor. U(1) weak hypercharge gauge fields are obtained from a Kaluza-Klein scheme, while the tetradic projections of the extradimensional contortion fields are interpreted as SU(2) weak isospin gauge fields. SU(2) generators are derived by the identification of the weak isospin current to the extradimensional current term in the Lagrangian density of the local Lorentz group. The geometrized U(1) and SU(2) groups will provide the proper transformation laws for bosonic and spinorial fields. Spin connections will be found to be purely Riemannian. © World Scientific Publishing Company.
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