Preface 1. Basic Notions of Topology and the Value of Topological Reasoning 2. Differential Geometry: Manifolds and Differential Forms 3. The Fundamental Group 4. The Homology Groups 5. The Higher Homotopy Groups 6. Cohomology and De Rhan Cohomology 7. Fibre Bundles and Further Differential Geometry 8. Morse Theory 9. Defects, Textures, and NHomotopy Theory 10. Yang-Mills Theories: Instantons and Monopoles Further Reading Subject Index
Charles Nash is a Professor of Mathematics at the National
University of Ireland. His main research interests are quantum
field theory and differential topology.
Siddhartha Sen is Professor Emeritus in Applied Mathematics at the University College of Dublin.