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Elementary introduction to stable maps and quantum cohomology presents the problem of counting rational plane curves
Viewpoint is mostly that of enumerative geometry
Emphasis is on examples, heuristic discussions, and simple applications to best convey the intuition behind the subject
Ideal for selfstudy, for a minicourse in quantum cohomology, or as a special topics text in a standard course in intersection theory
Part of the book series: Progress in Mathematics (PM, volume 249)
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Back Matter
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"The book seems to be ideally designed for a semester course or ambitious selfstudy." —Mathematical Reviews
"The book is intended to be a friendly introduction to quantum cohomology. It makes the reader acquainted with the notions of stable curves and stable maps, and their moduli spaces. These notions are central in the field. ... Each chapter ends with references for further readings, and also with a set of exercices which help fixing the ideas introduced in that chapter. This makes the book especially useful for graduate courses, and for graduate students who wish to learn about quantum cohomology." —Zentralblatt Math
"…The book is ideal for selfstudy, as a text for a minicourse in quantum cohomology, or a special topics text in a standard course in intersection theory. The book will prove equally useful to graduate students in the classroom setting as to researchers in geometry and physics who wish to learn about the subject" —Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii “Al. I. Cuza” din Iasi
Authors and Affiliations

Depto. Matematica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Fac. Ciències, Bellaterra, Spain
Joachim Kock

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Depto. Matematica, Recife, Brazil
Israel Vainsencher
Bibliographic Information
Book Title: An Invitation to Quantum Cohomology
Book Subtitle: Kontsevich's Formula for Rational Plane Curves
Authors: Joachim Kock, Israel Vainsencher
Series Title: Progress in Mathematics
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/9780817644956
Publisher: Birkhäuser Boston, MA
eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
Copyright Information: Birkhäuser Boston 2007
Hardcover ISBN: 9780817644567Published: 24 October 2006
eBook ISBN: 9780817644956Published: 27 December 2007
Series ISSN: 07431643
Series EISSN: 2296505X
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 162
Topics: Algebraic Geometry, KTheory, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Algebraic Topology, Geometry, Applications of Mathematics