The Skyrme Model and QCD
This Part presents an attempt to bring the most evident applications of the Skyrme model to the attention of the reader, who is not exactly an expert in the field. This motivation gives us the right to concentrate our efforts mostly on background ideas and principle questions, neglecting some technical details of calculations, which can be found in the literature, if necessary. Therefore we will proceed whenever possible on rather elementary level. On the equal footing we are not going to collect all known facts and achievements in the field of the Skyrme model applications in hadron and condense matter physics obtained during the last decade. Such a task obviously requires an enormous increasement of the volume and the only way out we find in references to the original papers and review literature. We hope that the content of this Part provides sufficient background so that the unsatisfied reader is enabled to consult the original literature without undue difficulty.
KeywordsVortex Manifold Soliton Calan Ghost
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