Matroids and p -Branes

  title={Matroids and p -Branes},
  author={J. A. Nieto},
  journal={Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics},
  • J. Nieto
  • Published 7 October 2003
  • Mathematics
  • Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
A link between matroid theory and $p$-branes is discussed. The Schild type action for $p$-branes and matroid bundle notion provide the two central structures for such a link. We use such a connection to bring the duality concept in matroid theory to $p$-branes physics. Our analysis may be of particular interest in M-theory and in matroid bundle theory. 


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