The Resource Exotic Smoothness And Physics : Differential Topology And Spacetime Models

Exotic Smoothness And Physics : Differential Topology And Spacetime Models

Label
Exotic Smoothness And Physics : Differential Topology And Spacetime Models
Title
Exotic Smoothness And Physics
Title remainder
Differential Topology And Spacetime Models
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The recent revolution in differential topology related to the discovery of non-standard ("exotic") smoothness structures on topologically trivial manifolds such as R4 suggests many exciting opportunities for applications of potentially deep importance for the spacetime models of theoretical physics, especially general relativity. This rich panoply of new differentiable structures lies in the previously unexplored region between topology and geometry. Just as physical geometry was thought to be trivial before Einstein, physicists have continued to work under the tacit but now shown to be inco
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
514.72
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • QA613.6.A87 2007
  • QA613.6 .A87 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Exotic Smoothness And Physics : Differential Topology And Spacetime Models
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Contents; 1. Introduction and Background; 2. Algebraic Tools for Topology; 3. Smooth Manifolds, Geometry; 4. Bundles, Geometry, Gauge Theory; 5. Gauge Theory and Moduli Space; 6. A Guide to the Classification of Manifolds; 7. Early Exotic Manifolds; 8. The First Results in Dimension Four; 9. Seiberg-Witten Theory: The Modern Approach; 10. Physical Implications; 11. From Differential Structures to Operator Algebras and Geometric Structures; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn476099191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (339 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812706669
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35746634
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)476099191
  • pebcs1281120758

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