**Topology and Physics: A Historical Essay**

by C. Nash

**Publisher**: arXiv 1997**Number of pages**: 60

**Description**:

In this essay we wish to embark on the telling of a story which, almost certainly, stands only at its beginning. We shall discuss the links and the interaction between one very old subject, physics, and a much newer one, topology.

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