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Algebraic and Geometric Surgery

Andrew Ranicki

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198509240
eISBN:
9780191708725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509240.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This book is an introduction to surgery theory, the standard algebraic topology classification method for manifolds of dimension greater than 4. It is aimed at those who have already been on a basic ... More


General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230723
eISBN:
9780191710872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

General Relativity has passed all experimental and observational tests to model the motion of isolated bodies with strong gravitational fields, though the mathematical and numerical study of these ... More


Synergy

Mark L. Latash

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333169
eISBN:
9780199864195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333169.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Techniques

This book discusses a general problem in biology: the lack of an adequate language for formulating biologically specific problems. This book describes recent progress in the control and coordination ... More


Chern-Simons Theory, Matrix Models, and Topological Strings

Marcos Mariño

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568490
eISBN:
9780191717604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568490.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In recent years, the old idea that gauge theories and string theories are equivalent has been implemented and developed in various ways, and there are by now various models where the string ... More


STRING THEORY AND GAUGE THEORY

Marcos Mariño

in Chern-Simons Theory, Matrix Models, and Topological Strings

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568490
eISBN:
9780191717604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568490.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines the relationship between gauge theories and topological strings. A precise correspondence between string theory and gauge theory was formulated by 't Hooft (1974), who used as a ... More


The manifold part

Friedhelm Waldhausen, Bjørn Jahren, and John Rognes

in Spaces of PL Manifolds and Categories of Simple Maps (AM-186)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157757
eISBN:
9781400846528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157757.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter reduces the proof of the manifold part of the stable parametrized h-cobordism theorem to a result about spaces of stably framed manifolds. Here Δ‎superscript q denotes the standard ... More


Sasakian Geometry in Dimensions 3 and 5

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter describes Sasakian geometry in low dimensions. In dimension three there is a complete classification; dimension five is large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to hope for some ... More


K-Contact and Sasakian Structures

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter begins the study of Sasakian geometry, where all important structure theorems are presented. It then gathers all the results concerning the geometry, topology, and curvature properties ... More


Symmetries and Sasakian Structures

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter presents known results concerning symmetries of Sasakian structures, including a detailed study of the Sasakian automorphisms and various deformations of Sasakian structures. Homogeneous ... More


Sasakian Structures, Killing Spinors, and Supersymmetry

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter gives a very brief overview of the rich theory of Killing spinors describing Bär's correspondence which connects Sasaki-Einstein geometry to Berger's holonomy theorem. It is then shown ... More


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