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Lie path dependent factor 
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Jul911, 01:53 PM

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Hi everyone!!
I can't figure out why electromagnetism is defined a non integrable phase factor (or path dependent), referring to the element of the Lie group U1 to which it (the phase factor) belongs. Why it's said to be nonintegrable? And, precisely, how do we specify a path for the [itex]e^{\theta}[/itex] ? By parametrizing a path with respect to [itex]\theta[/itex]? Thanks!! 


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Jul911, 05:41 PM

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double posts are against the rules here. I suggest you delete one of them lest you annoy the mods.



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Jul1111, 04:07 PM

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You are absolutely right Phinds!!
The truth is i've posted this in the algebra section but then i realized that this was the best section to post in. If tou tell me how to delete a post i'll be glad to do that. Sorry for the issue! 


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