Foundations of Physics 50 (2):120-135 (2020)

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Guy Hetzroni
The Open University of Israel
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This paper formulates generalized versions of the general principle of relativity and of the principle of equivalence that can be applied to general abstract spaces. It is shown that when the principles are applied to the Hilbert space of a quantum particle, its law of coupling to electromagnetic fields is obtained. It is suggested to understand the Aharonov-Bohm effect in light of these principles, and the implications for some related foundational controversies are discussed.
Keywords Principle of Equivalence  Gauge Symmetries  Aharonov-Bohn Effect  Quantum Theory
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