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Topology and Physics: A Historical Essay

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Topology and Physics: A Historical Essay
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 60

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In this essay we wish to embark on the telling of a story which, almost certainly, stands only at its beginning. We shall discuss the links and the interaction between one very old subject, physics, and a much newer one, topology.

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