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AuthorMathematical Sciences Research Institute. author
TitleInstantons and Four-Manifolds [electronic resource]
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1991
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XXI, 194 p. online resource


From the reviews of the first edition: "This book exposes the beautiful confluence of deep techniques and ideas from mathematical physics and the topological study of the differentiable structure of compact four-dimensional manifolds, compact spaces locally modeled on the world in which we live and operate... The book is filled with insightful remarks, proofs, and contributions that have never before appeared in print. For anyone attempting to understand the work of Donaldson and the applications of gauge theories to four-dimensional topology, the book is a must." #Science#1 "I would strongly advise the graduate student or working mathematician who wishes to learn the analytic aspects of this subject to begin with Freed and Uhlenbeck's book." #Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society#2


to the First Edition -- ยง1 Fake ?4 -- Differentiable structures -- Topological 4-manifolds -- Differentiable 4-manifolds -- A surgical failure -- ยง2 The Yang-Mills Equations -- Connections -- Topological quantum numbers -- The Yang-Mills functional -- Line bundles -- Donaldsonโ{128}{153}s Theorem -- ยง3 Manifolds of Connections -- Sobolev spaces -- Reducible connections -- A slice theorem -- The parametrized moduli space -- The moduli space -- ยง4 Cones on ??2 -- Slices again -- Structure of the singular point -- Perturbing the metric -- ยง5 Orientability -- Index bundles -- Components of -- The element โ{128}{148} 1 -- ยง6 Introduction to Taubesโ{128}{153} Theorem -- Instantons on S4 -- A grafting procedure -- Tools from analysis -- Analytic properties of SDYME -- ยง7 Taubesโ{128}{153} Theorem -- Blowing up the metric -- The eigenvalue estimate -- The linearized equation -- Taubesโ{128}{153} projection -- ยง8 Compactness -- Compactness and regularity -- Measuring concentrated curvature -- Compactness in M -- ยง9 The Collar Theorem -- Decay estimates -- Conformal deformations -- Exponential gauges -- Connectivity of the collar -- ยง 10 The Technique of Fintushel and Stern -- The moduli space for SO(3) bundles -- Reducible connections -- Analytic details -- Appendix A The Group of Sobolev Gauge Transformations -- Appendix B The Pontrjagin-Thom Construction -- Appendix C Weitzenbรถck Formulas -- Appendix D The Removability of Singularities -- Appendix E Topological Remarks

Mathematics Manifolds (Mathematics) Complex manifolds Mathematics Manifolds and Cell Complexes (incl. Diff.Topology)


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