cohomology

# Contents

## Idea

The characteristic classes of universal principal ∞-bundles are called universal characteristic classes. Every other characteristic class arises by pullback from a universal characteristic class.

See characteristic class for more.

extended prequantum field theory

$0 \leq k \leq n$(off-shell) prequantum (n-k)-bundletraditional terminology
$0$differential universal characteristic maplevel
$1$prequantum (n-1)-bundleWZW bundle (n-2)-gerbe
$k$prequantum (n-k)-bundle
$n-1$prequantum 1-bundle(off-shell) prequantum bundle
$n$prequantum 0-bundleaction functional

## References

Textbook accounts include

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