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Could EM/strong/weak force be expressed geometrically?

  1. Aug 23, 2006 #1
    gravity is expressed geometrically. is this expression unique to gravity or are there formallism that allow charge/EM, color/strong force, and weak force to also be expressed geometrically?
     
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  3. Aug 23, 2006 #2
    Heim Theory.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2006 #3
    That's actually what physicists used to look for. It was the hope of Einstein to explain all the forces in geometrical terms. But since they have had more luck combining the other three forces, physicists are trying to express gravity in quantum terms. And it was done with String Theory. The theory actually requires the existence of a particle called a graviton. One goal of modern physics is to locate these gravitons and find out where they come from.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2006 #4
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  6. Aug 25, 2006 #5

    George Jones

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    You might want to take a look at (my) posts #6 and #8 in this thread.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2006 #6
    Gauge theories are geometric.
     
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