Physics in terms of differential forms
This chapter applies the mathematical formalism developed in Chapter 2 — essentially differential geometry and topology — to specific examples in physics. It begins with the familiar example of electrodynamics. It then turns to the Yang–Mills theory and formulates the anomalies in terms of differential forms. The chapter discusses the Dirac monopole, the Aharonov–Bohm effect, and the instantons. It demonstrates how they arise as effects of a nontrivial topology of the fields.
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