Topology and Geometry for Physicists (Dover Books on by Charles Nash,Siddhartha Sen

By Charles Nash,Siddhartha Sen

Differential geometry and topology are crucial instruments for plenty of theoretical physicists, quite within the research of condensed topic physics, gravity, and particle physics. Written by way of physicists for physics scholars, this article introduces geometrical and topological tools in theoretical physics and utilized arithmetic. It assumes no distinct historical past in topology or geometry, and it emphasizes actual motivations, allowing scholars to use the ideas to their physics formulation and examine.
"Thoroughly prompt" by means of The Physics Bulletin, this volume's physics functions diversity from condensed subject physics and statistical mechanics to easy particle idea. Its major mathematical themes contain differential types, homotopy, homology, cohomology, fiber bundles, connection and covariant derivatives, and Morse theory.

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