The Geometry and Physics of Knots
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Geometry and Physics of Knots by Sir Michael Atiyah
Book DescriptionThese notes arise from lectures presented in Florence under the auspices of the Accadamia dei Lincee and deal with an area that lies at the crossroads of mathematics and physics. The material presented here rests primarily on the pioneering work of Vaughan Jones and Edward Witten relating polynomial invariants of knots to a topological quantum field theory in 2+1 dimensions. Professor Atiyah here presents an introduction to Witten's ideas from the mathematical point of view. The book will be essential reading for all geometers and gauge theorists as an exposition of new and interesting ideas in a rapidly developing area.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521395540
(216mm x 138mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Professor Atiyah is one of the greatest living mathematicians and is well known throughout the mathematical world. This work includes papers, covering the years 1959-62, mainly of Michael Atiyah's joint papers with F Hirzebruch on K-Theory.
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