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Which are the best introductory books for topology, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, manifolds, etc, needed for string theory?


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  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicates: physics.stackexchange.com/q/193/2451 and links therein. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Feb 14 '13 at 19:05
  • $\begingroup$ 1. Intro to Smooth Manifolds - Lee 2. Riemannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis - Jost 3. Complex Geometry: An Introduction - Huybrechts 4. Algebraic Topology - Hatcher 5. Algebraic Geometry - Hartshorne $\endgroup$ – user73352 Apr 2 '16 at 21:18

Nakahara's book is a classic. I would also suggest Isham's book (really useful for Lie groups/algebras and GR).


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