Charges and fluxes in Maxwell theory on compact manifolds with boundary

  title={Charges and fluxes in Maxwell theory on compact manifolds with boundary},
  author={Marcos M. Alvarez},
We investigate the charges and fluxes that can occur in higher-order Abelian gauge theories defined on compact space-time manifolds with boundary. The boundary is necessary to supply a destination to the electric lines of force emanating from brane sources, thus allowing non-zero net electric charges, but it also introduces new types of electric and magnetic flux. The resulting structure of currents, charges, and fluxes is studied and expressed in the language of relative homology and de Rham… CONTINUE READING


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