Mirror Symmetry and Algebraic Geometry

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American Mathematical Society, 1999 - Mathematics - 469 pages
Mirror symmetry began when theoretical physicists made some astonishing predictions about rational curves on quintic hypersurfaces in four-dimensional projective space. Understanding the mathematics behind these predictions has been a substantial challenge. This book presents a comprehensive monograph on mirror symmetry, covering the original observations by the physicists through the most recent progress made up to date. Subjects discussed include toric varieties, Hodge theory, Kahler geometry, moduli of stable maps, Calabi-Yau manifolds, quantum cohomology, Gromov-Witten invariants, and the mirror theorem.

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