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Description


Differential geometry and topology are essential tools for many theoretical physicists, particularly in the study of condensed matter physics, gravity, and particle physics. Written by physicists for physics students, this text introduces geometrical and topological methods in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. It assumes no detailed background in topology or geometry, and it emphasizes physical motivations, enabling students to apply the techniques to their physics formulas and research.
"Thoroughly recommended" by The Physics Bulletin, this volume's physics applications range from condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics to elementary particle theory. Its main mathematical topics include differential forms, homotopy, homology, cohomology, fiber bundles, connection and covariant derivatives, and Morse theory.

About the Author


Charles Nash is a Professor of Mathematics at the National University of Ireland. His main research interests are quantum field theory and differential topology.Siddhartha Sen is Professor Emeritus in Applied Mathematics at the University College of Dublin.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486478524
ISBN-10: 0486478521
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: February 17th, 2011
Pages: 311
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics