by Cumrun Vafa, Eric Zaslow
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 2003
Number of pages: 950
The aim of the book is to provide a pedagogical introduction to the field of mirror symmetry from both a mathematical and physical perspective. After covering the relevant background material, the main part of the monograph is devoted to the proof of mirror symmetry from various viewpoints. More advanced topics are also discussed. In particular, topological strings at higher genera and the notion of holomorphic anomaly.
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by Michael Artin - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
These notes are based on a series of lectures given in 1973. The lectures are centered about the work of M. Scahlessinger and R. Elkik on infinitesimal deformations. Contents: Formal Theory and Computations; Elkik's Theorems on Algebraization.
by Michel Coste - Universite de Rennes
Semialgebraic geometry is the study of sets of real solutions of systems of polynomial equations and inequalities. These notes present the first results of semialgebraic geometry and related algorithmic issues. Their content is by no means original.
by Caucher Birkar - arXiv
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by Ralph Howard - Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
The main goal of these notes is to give a proof of the basic facts of harmonic analysis on compact symmetric spaces and then to apply these to concrete problems involving things such as the Radon and related transforms on these spaces.