Which are the best introductory books for topology, algebraic geometry, manifolds etc, needed for string theory?
I went to a lecture a few weeks ago and was told the following: The world sheet of a closed string is a normal, standing cylinder. The world sheet of an open string is a cylinder on its side. This ...
What are the topics of string theory that are comprehensible with only a mathematical background on Manifolds and Algebraic Topology?
What are the topics of string theory that are comprehensible with only a mathematical background on manifolds and algebraic topology? Also, I have read only the first four chapters in Peskin & ...
This question has a flavor which is more mathematical than physical, however it is about a mathematical physics article and I suspect my misunderstanding occurs because the precise mathematical ...
I have always wondered about applications of Algebraic Topology to Physics, seeing as am I studying algebraic topology and physics is cool and pretty. My initial thoughts would be that since most ...