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2019/2020

Cohomological Methods in Theoretical Physics

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02KOHOM ZK 5 2
Lecturer:
Jan Vysoký
Tutor:
Jan Vysoký
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Singular homology, the de Rham cohomology. The Čech cohomology and gauge fields. The Chevalley cohomology and projective representations in quantum theory. Deformations of associative and Lie algebras.

Requirements:

02GMF1, 02GMF2

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Singular homology

2. de Rham cohomology

3. Čech cohomology and gauge fields.

4. Cohomology of Lie algebras

5. Projective representations in quantum theory

6. Deformations of associative and Lie algebras

7. Quantization as deformation of classical mechanics.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Exercises involve concrete examples of application of cohomological methods in theoretical physics as home work.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

The students get to know various types of cohomology applicablie in theoretical physics.

Skills:

Application of cohomological methods in theoretical physics.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1]B.R. Pollard: An Introduction to Algebraic Topology, Bristol University, 1979

Recommended references:

[2] C. Nash: Topology and physics - a historical essay, arXiv: hep-th/9709135

Note:
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