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Title: Remarks on the topology of gauge fields

The topology of gauge fields including vortices, monopoles, and instantons is considered. Action versus free action, a class of almost pure gauges, and the Wilson criteria are discussed. 5 references. (JFP)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6919300
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-2089; CONF-780145-1
TRN: 78-017695
DOE Contract Number:
EY-76-S-03-0326
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Orbis scientiae conference, Coral Gables, FL, USA, 15 Jan 1978
Research Org:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; TOPOLOGY; GAUGE INVARIANCE; INSTANTONS; MONOPOLIES; VORTICES; FIELD THEORIES; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; MATHEMATICS; QUASI PARTICLES High Energy Physics, Field Theory 645400* -- High Energy Physics-- Field Theory