Supersymmetric two-dimensional sigma models which include Wess-Zumino topological terms are constructed, analyzed, and interpreted by means of torsion on the field manifold. One-loop renormalization results are presented geometrically, revealing that an infrared fixed point exists when the torsion parallelizes the manifold. The O(4)/O(3) model is used to illustrate general results.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)