A doubled discretization of Abelian Chern-Simons theory
Adams, David H.
Date of Issue1997
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A new discretization of a doubled, i.e., BF, version of the pure Abelian Chern-Simons theory is presented. It reproduces the continuum expressions for the topological quantities of interest in the theory, namely, the partition function and correlation function of Wilson loops. Similarities with free spinor field theory are discussed, which are of interest in connection with lattice fermion doubling.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Physical review letters
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