Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics : In Honor of Murray Gerstenhaber and Jim Stasheff

Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics : In Honor of Murray Gerstenhaber and Jim Stasheff

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This book is centered around higher algebraic structures stemming from the work of Murray Gerstenhaber and Jim Stasheff that are now ubiquitous in various areas of mathematics- such as algebra, algebraic topology, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, mathematical physics- and in theoretical physics such as quantum field theory and string theory. These higher algebraic structures provide a common language essential in the study of deformation quantization, theory of algebroids and groupoids, symplectic field theory, and much more. Each contribution in this volume expands on the ideas of Gerstenhaber and Stasheff. The volume is intended for post-graduate students, mathematical and theoretical physicists, and mathematicians interested in higher structures.

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Details

Author(s)
Alberto S. Cattaneo, Anthony Giaquinto, Ping Xu
Format
Hardback | 362 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 22.35mm | 1,560g
Publication date
07 Feb 2011
Publisher
BIRKHAUSER BOSTON INC
Publication City/Country
Secaucus, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Edition
Illustrations note
2 Tables, black and white; 92 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 362 p. 92 illus.
ISBN10
0817647341
ISBN13
9780817647346