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Topology, holes and sources

Afriat, Alexander (2012) Topology, holes and sources. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    The Aharonov-Bohm effect is typically called ``topological.'' But it seems no more topological than magnetostatics, electrostatics or Newton-Poisson gravity (or just about any radiation, propagation from a source). I distinguish between two senses of ``topological.''


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Aharonov-Bohm, topology, electromagnetism, ontology
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
    Depositing User: Alexander Afriat
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2012 21:03
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 04:24
    Item ID: 9235
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9235

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