Isomonodromic Deformations and Frobenius Manifolds

An introduction

Collection: Universitext
january 2009
Paper book
1 x 1 format 279 pages In stock
49,53 €
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Presentation

The notion of a Frobenius structure on a complex analytic manifold appeared at the end of the 1970s in the theory of singularities of holomorphic functions. Motivated by physical considerations, further development of the theory has opened new perspectives on, and revealed new links between, many apparently unrelated areas of mathematics and physics.

Based on a series of graduate lectures, this book provides an introduction to algebraic geometric methods in the theory of complex linear differential equations. Starting from basic notions in complex algebraic geometry, it develops some of the classical problems of linear differential equations and ends with applications to recent research questions related to mirror symmetry.

The fundamental tool used within the book is that of a vector bundle with connections. There is a detailed analysis of the singularities of such objects and of their deformations, and coverage of the techniques used in the resolution of the Riemann-Hilbert problem and Birkhoff's problem. An approach to Frobenius manifolds using ismonodromics deformations of linear differential equations is also developped.

Aimed at graduate students and researchers, the book assumes some familiarity with basic complex algebraic geometry.

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Characteristics

Language(s): English

Audience(s): Research

Publisher: EDP Sciences

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Universitext

Published: 1 january 2009

EAN13 Paper book: 9782759800476

Interior: Black & white

Format (in mm) Paper book: 1 x 1

Pages count Paper book: 279

Weight (in grammes): 1 (Paper book)