Mirror Symmetry and Algebraic Geometry
Mathematicians wanting to get into the field ... will find a very well written and encyclopaedic account of the mathematics which was needed in, and was developed from, what now might be termed classical mirror symmetry. --Bulletin of the LMS The book is highly recommended for everyone who wants to learn about the fascinating recent interplay between physics and mathematics. --Mathematical Reviews 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 is a completely comprehensive monograph on mirror symmetry, covering the original observations by the physicists through the most recent progress made 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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A-model connection A-model correlation function algebraic automorphisms Axiom basis Calabi-Yau manifold Calabi-Yau threefold Chapter coefficients cohomology classes compactification complete intersection complex moduli space components compute construction coordinates correlation function corresponding cpl(E cup product defined definition degree denote dimension divisor dual equivariant Euler class Example field theory follows formula fundamental class Furthermore genus given Givental's gives GKZ decomposition gravitational correlators Gromov-Witten classes Gromov-Witten invariants Gromov-Witten potential Hence Hodge structure holomorphic homogeneous hypersurfaces implies instanton integral isomorphism Kahler cone Kahler moduli space large radius limit Lemma linear map f mathematical maximally unipotent boundary mirror map mirror symmetry Mirror Theorem monodromy Msimp notation Note orbifold Picard-Fuchs equations polynomial proof Proposition prove quintic threefold quotient radius limit point rational curves relation sigma model simplified singular small quantum product smooth stable map symplectic toric variety unipotent unipotent boundary point variables variation of Hodge vector virtual fundamental class Yukawa coupling