Authors: R. M. Kiehn
Finally, I have found time to think about, and the incentive to study, how the field theory of Topological thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and hydrodynamics can be compared to field theory concepts that have been developed by Lagrangian methods, for both the classic and quantum mechanical varieties. For more than 30 years I have known that Cartan's topological methods could be applied to dissipative systems; the methods based on diffeomorphic-invariant Lagrangian field theories can not. The incentive came when I realized that the topological methods of Cartan gave dynamical results that can explain "symmetry breaking" and quantization in terms of continuous topological evolution.
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