Periods on manifolds, quantization and gauge

R. M. Kiehn "Periods on manfolds, quantization and gauge" J. of Math Phys Vol 18, no. 4, (1977) p. 614

Abstract: It is suggested that the quantization of flux, charge, and angular momentum be interpreted as a set of independent natural concepts which physically exhibit certain topological properties of the fields on a space-time manifold. These quantum or topological properties may be described in terms of one-, two-, and three-dimensional period integrals, respectively. In terms of this viewpoint, topological constraints between the one-, two-, and three-dimensional periods can be put into correspondence with various gauge theories. If a dynamical system is to be nondissipative, in the sense that its one-, two-, and three-dimensional topological periods are reversible invariants of the motion, then it is proved herein that the dynamical field, V, must be a Hamiltonian vector field, the field currents must be proportional to V, and the Lagrangian difference between the elastic and inertial energy density must be twice the interaction energy density, respectively.


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