
Mathematical Surveys and Monographs 2015; approx. 350 pp; hardcover Volume: 205 ISBN10: 1470420244 ISBN13: 9781470420246 List Price: US$110 Member Price: US$88 Order Code: SURV/205
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Expected publication date is July 16, 2015. See also: Introduction to Representation Theory  Pavel Etingof, Oleg Golberg, Sebastian Hensel, Tiankai Liu, Alex Schwendner, Dmitry Vaintrob and Elena Yudovina Hopf Algebras and Their Actions on Rings  Susan Montgomery Lectures on Tensor Categories and Modular Functors  Bojko Bakalov and Alexander Kirillov, Jr  Is there a vector space whose dimension is the golden ratio? Of course notthe golden ratio is not an integer! But this can happen for generalizations of vector spacesobjects of a tensor category. The theory of tensor categories is a relatively new field of mathematics that generalizes the theory of group representations. It has deep connections with many other fields, including representation theory, Hopf algebras, operator algebras, lowdimensional topology (in particular, knot theory), homotopy theory, quantum mechanics and field theory, quantum computation, theory of motives, etc. This book gives a systematic introduction to this theory and a review of its applications. While giving a detailed overview of general tensor categories, it focuses especially on the theory of finite tensor categories and fusion categories (in particular, braided and modular ones), and discusses the main results about them with proofs. In particular, it shows how the main properties of finitedimensional Hopf algebras may be derived from the theory of tensor categories. Many important results are presented as a sequence of exercises, which makes the book valuable for students and suitable for graduate courses. Many applications, connections to other areas, additional results, and references are discussed at the end of each chapter. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in category theory and Hopf algebras. Table of Contents



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