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Topology, holes and sources

Afriat, Alexander (2012) Topology, holes and sources. International journal of theoretical physics, 52 (3). pp. 1007-1012.

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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: Published Article or Volume
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Afriat, Alexanderafriat@gmail.com
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: 06 Aug 2013 08:24
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 08:24
Item ID: 9921
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of theoretical physics
Publisher: Springer
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10773-01...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10773-012-1413-2
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 16 April 2012
Page Range: pp. 1007-1012
Volume: 52
Number: 3
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9921

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