Topological quantization and cohomology

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Abstract

The relationships between topological charge quantization, Lagrangians and various cohomology theories are studied. A very general criterion for charge quantization is developed and applied to various physical models. The relationship between cohomology and homotopy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-309
Number of pages31
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1985

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  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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