publication . Article . Preprint . 1996

GENERALIZED MATHAI-QUILLEN TOPOLOGICAL SIGMA MODELS

Pablo M. Llatas;
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  • Published: 30 Oct 1996 Journal: Modern Physics Letters A, volume 11, pages 2,585-2,600 (issn: 0217-7323, eissn: 1793-6632, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Abstract
A simple field theoretical approach to Mathai-Quillen topological field theories of maps $X: M_I \to M_T$ from an internal space to a target space is presented. As an example of applications of our formalism we compute by applying our formulas the action and Q-variations of the fields of two well known topological systems: Topological Quantum Mechanics and type-A topological Sigma Model.
Subjects
free text keywords: Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Theory, Topological algebra, Physics, Topological order, Zero-dimensional space, Topological entropy in physics, Topological quantum number, Topological degeneracy, Symmetry protected topological order, Topology, Topological vector space

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