Geometry, Topology and Physics – CRC Press Book. Mikio Nakahara Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition introduces the. Geometry, Topology and Physics has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Bradley said: I now understand why so many recommend this text book. It is a fantastic book. Emeritus Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Sussex. GEOMETRY, TOPOLOGY. AND PHYSICS. SECOND EDITION. MIKIO NAKAHARA.
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Return to Book Page. Geometry, Topology and Physics by Mikio Nakahara. This textbook provides an introduction to the ideas and techniques of differential geometry and phyzics. It starts with a brief survey of the physics needed to follow the arguments – including quantum field theory, gauge theory and general relativity – to make sure all readers set off from the same starting point.
Basic theory of vector spaces and topology is also include This textbook provides an introduction to the ideas and techniques of differential geometry and topology. Basic theory of vector spaces and topology is also included to make the book self-contained. Working from the basics to the more elaborate concepts of topology and geometry, all is carefully explained and illustrated with applications.
Explicit calculations and diagrams clarify the abstract ideas involved.
Many illustrations, exercises and problems are included. This book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduates and researchers in many areas of physics. Paperbackpages.
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Jan 13, Bradley Gram-hansen rated it it was amazing. I now understand why so many recommend this text book.
It is a fantastic gopology for getting to grips with differential geometry with lots of examples, pictures and exercises. It is written in a really nice format to. What also is nice and quite surprising about the bookis that despite the word “physics” being in the title, there is actually a lot of physics in it, which I wasn’t expecting but was a nice surprise given the nature of the book! Within this book there is not only a whole course o I now understand why so many recommend this text book.
Within this book there is not only a whole course on DG, but a good guide to advanced quantum mechanics and introductory relativity. There is also a good guide to some introductory and advanced topics within quantum field theory. For the price of this book and its given clarity, it is a bargin!
Geometry, Topology and Physics
Apr 04, Renbao Liu rated it really liked it. In general it is good. It is too brief in the last 4 chapters on the advanced topics characteristic classes, index theorem, anomaly, bosonic stringwhich, understandably though, read like a quick survey.
Jun 30, Brian Powell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nakahara will not provide a deep understanding of the many topics covered, but he explains just enough to motivate the central ideas and gives them context with numerous examples. This book is a “gateway” text that will secure your addiction to more advanced geometry and topology, and dare I say get you hooked on the physical applications, like String Theory and Topological QFTs.
Even after nakaharaa to more thorough heometry of these subjects, keep Nakahara handy as a quick and convenient reference.
Geometry, Topology and Physics, Third Edition
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