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CLASSICAL CHERN-SIMONS THEORY, PART 2

@inproceedings{Freed1992CLASSICALCT,
  title={CLASSICAL CHERN-SIMONS THEORY, PART 2},
  author={Daniel S. Freed},
  year={1992}
}
  • D. Freed
  • Published 4 June 1992
  • Mathematics
There is a large mathematical literature on classical mechanics and field theory, especially on the relationship to symplectic geometry. One might think that the classical Chern-Simons theory, which is topological and so has vanishing hamiltonian, is completely trivial. However, this theory exhibits interesting geometry that is usually absent from ordinary field theories. (The same is true on the quantum level; topological quantum field theories exhibit geometric properties not usually seen in… 
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