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VOL. 13 | 2012 Topological Quantization of Free Massive Bosonic Fields
Gustavo Arciniega, Francisco Nettel, Leonardo Patino, Hernando Quevedo

Editor(s) Ivaïlo M. Mladenov, Andrei Ludu, Akira Yoshioka

Abstract

We present the results of studying free massive bosonic fields under the formalism of topological quantization. We identify certain harmonic maps as a geometric configuration equivalent to the classical system. We take as a concrete example the case of free massive bosonic fields in two dimensions, and construct the fiber bundle representing them and find its topological spectra. We found that the appearance of singularities in Euler's two form caused its integral to be dependent on the order in which the variables are integrated. We discuss the implications of this orientation dependency and formulate a well-defined expression for the Euler invariant emerging from it.

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Published: 1 January 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 13 July 2015

zbMATH: 1382.81213
MathSciNet: MR3087964

Digital Object Identifier: 10.7546/giq-13-2012-85-95

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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