Topological defects
S.J. Poletti
in Cosmology: The Physics of the Universe, Proceedings of the 8th Physics Summer School, A.N.U, Jan-Feb, 1995, eds. B. Robson, N. Visvanathan and W.S. Woolcock (World Scientific, Singapore, 1996), pp. 308-333. ISBN 981-02-2513-X.

This is an introductory set of lecture notes on topological defects, given to an audience with interests ranging from astronomy to particle physics. Topics covered:

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