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I am a mathematical physicist at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the School of Mathematics of The University of Edinburgh, in sunny Scotland. I am a founding member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group and regular contributor to its blog.


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comment How can I show non-Abelian CS term is a total derivative?
@FedericoCarta If you expand the RHS, it’s not obviously a total derivative. It requires use of Leibniz and then showing that what remains outside of the derivative is zero. If you expand the RHS and use Bianchi you get pretty much the LHS on the nose.
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comment How can I show non-Abelian CS term is a total derivative?
Just expand the RHS! (And you'll have to use the Bianchi identity.)
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