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gauge boson

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Contents

Idea

In quantum field theory the term gauge boson denotes the quantum of a gauge field.

In terms of Chern-Weil theory/differential cohomology we have: gauge bosons are the quanta of connections on bundles.

For instance

Created on April 19, 2011 12:13:31 by Urs Schreiber (131.211.232.210)