An Introduction to Noncommutative Spaces and their Geometry
by Giovanni Landi
Publisher: arXiv 1997
Number of pages: 186
These lectures notes are an introduction for physicists to several ideas and applications of noncommutative geometry. The necessary mathematical tools are presented in a way which we feel should be accessible to physicists. We illustrate applications to Yang-Mills, fermionic and gravity models, notably we describe the spectral action recently introduced by Chamseddine and Connes. We also present an introduction to recent work on noncommutative lattices.
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by Alexander Altland
Contents: Exterior Calculus (Exterior Algebra, Differential forms in Rn, Metric, Gauge theory); Manifolds (Basic structures, Tangent space); Lie groups (Lie group actions, Lie algebras, Lie algebra actions, From Lie algebras to Lie groups).
by Michael Atiyah - arXiv
These notes are based on a set of six lectures that the author gave in Edinburgh and they cover some topics in the interface between Geometry and Physics. They involve some unsolved problems and they may stimulate readers to investigate them.
by Sean Bates, Alan Weinstein - University of California at Berkeley
An introduction to the ideas of microlocal analysis and the related symplectic geometry, with an emphasis on the role which these ideas play in formalizing the transition between the mathematics of classical dynamics and that of quantum mechanics.
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Both dynamical systems and symplectic geometry have rich theories and the time seems ripe to develop the common core with integrated ideas from both fields. We discuss problems which show how dynamical systems and symplectic ideas come together.