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We label any 1-form satisfying df = 0 a closed form. While every exact form is also closed, we will see that not every closed form is exact, with profound consequences. 3 Topologically invariant integrals along paths: closed forms As an example of non-trivial topology, we would now like to come up with an example where integrals over paths are only path-independent in a limited ‘topological’ sense: the integral is the same for any two paths that are homotopic, one of the fundamental concepts of topology (to be deﬁned in a moment).
1 5 Introduction These lectures seek to present a coherent picture of some key aspects of topological insulators and the quantum Hall eﬀect. Rather than aiming for completeness or historical accuracy, the goal is to show that a few important ideas, such as the Berry phase and the Chern and Chern–Simons diﬀerential forms, occur repeatedly and serve as links between superﬁcially diﬀerent areas of physics. Non-interacting topological phases, electrical polarization, and some transport phenomena in metals can all be understood in a uniﬁed framework as consequences of Abelian and non-Abelian Berry phases.
To show that (b) implies (a), suppose (b) is true and (a) is not. Then there are two paths γ1 , γ2 that have diﬀerent integrals but the same endpoints. Form a new path γ so that, as t goes from 0 to 12 , γ1 is traced, and then as t goes from 12 to 1, γ2 is traced opposite to its original direction (now you can see why piecewise-smooth paths are needed if one wants to be rigorous). Then this integral is non-zero, which contradicts (b). It remains to show that (a) implies (c). Deﬁne g(x, y) as equal to 0 at (0, 0), or some other reference point in U if U does not include the origin.