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Chern-Simons invariant

Context

\infty-Chern-Simons theory

Ingredients

Definition

Examples

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Quantum field theory

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Idea

The value of the action functional of Chern-Simons theory (see there for more) is sometimes referred to as the Chern-Simons invariant.

A related term is secondary characteristic class.

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