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Courant Lecture Notes 2004; 300 pp; softcover Volume: 11 ISBN10: 0821835742 ISBN13: 9780821835746 List Price: US$43 Member Price: US$34.40 Order Code: CLN/11 See also: Euler Through Time: A New Look at Old Themes  V S Varadarajan The Mathematical Legacy of HarishChandra: A Celebration of Representation Theory and Harmonic Analysis  Robert S Doran and V S Varadarajan The Selected Works of V.S. Varadarajan  V S Varadarajan Algebra in Ancient and Modern Times  V S Varadarajan  Supersymmetry has been studied by theoretical physicists since the early 1970s. Nowadays, because of its novelty and significancein both mathematics and physicsthe issues it raises attract the interest of mathematicians. Written by the wellknown mathematician, V. S. Varadarajan, this book presents a cogent and selfcontained exposition of the foundations of supersymmetry for the mathematicallyminded reader. It begins with a brief introduction to the physical foundations of the theory, in particular, to the classification of relativistic particles and their wave equations, such as those of Dirac and Weyl. It then continues with the development of the theory of supermanifolds, stressing the analogy with the Grothendieck theory of schemes. Here, Varadarajan develops all the super linear algebra needed for the book and establishes the basic theorems: differential and integral calculus in supermanifolds, Frobenius theorem, foundations of the theory of super Lie groups, and so on. A special feature is the indepth treatment of the theory of spinors in all dimensions and signatures, which is the basis of all supergeometry developments in both physics and mathematics, especially in quantum field theory and supergravity. The material is suitable for graduate students and mathematicians interested in the mathematical theory of supersymmetry. The book is recommended for independent study. For other wonderful titles written by this author see: Euler through Time: A New Look at Old Themes, The Mathematical Legacy of HarishChandra: A Celebration of Representation Theory and Harmonic Analysis, The Selected Works of V.S. Varadarajan, and Algebra in Ancient and Modern Times. Titles in this series are copublished with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in the mathematical theory of supersymmetry Table of Contents



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