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String Theory - Winding Number

by sneutron
Tags: number, string, theory, winding
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Dec26-10, 12:32 PM
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Why is winding number considered "productive"? A really dim guy might expect that a string 's' with winding number 2 would decay spontaneously to s + s (which is not seen in the real world?).

Thanks in advance.

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