Topology for physicists

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Springer-Verlag, 1994 - Mathematics - 296 pages
"This is a very interesting book on an important topic both for physics and for mathematics. (...) It starts at the beginning, but is not really for beginners; the physics background develops rapidly, through seven short chapters, and the final eight chapters provide a lightning review of the mathematical topics encountered (...) Part II is the main part of the text, containing a selection of fascinating topics, beautifully presented, to many of which the author has been a significant contributor. The chapters on functional integration, on elliptic operators, their determinants and related index theorems, on calculating instanton contributions and on anomalies are particularly attractive. (...)""Bulletin London Mathematical Society"

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Contents

Background
1
Fundamental Concepts
19
The Degree of a Map
33
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