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Duality Symmetry and the Form Fields of M-theory

Sati, Hisham

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In previous work we derived the topological terms in the M-theory action in terms of certain characters that we defined. In this note, we propose the extention of these characters to include the dual fields. The unified treatment of the M-theory four-form field strength and its dual leads to several observations. In particular we elaborate on the possibility of a twisted cohomology theory with a twist given by degrees higher than three.

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/94058
Source: Journal of High Energy Physics
DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2006/06/062

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