EMS Series of Lectures in Mathematics 2011; 263 pp; softcover Volume: 15 ISBN10: 3037190973 ISBN13: 9783037190975 List Price: US$58 Member Price: US$46.40 Order Code: EMSSERLEC/15
 Supersymmetry is a highly active area of considerable interest among physicists and mathematicians. It is not only fascinating in its own right, but there is also indication that it plays a fundamental role in the physics of elementary particles and gravitation. The purpose of the book is to lay down the foundations of the subject, providing the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the language and techniques, as well as detailed proofs and many clarifying examples. This book is aimed ideally at secondyear graduate students. After the first three introductory chapters, the text is divided into two parts: the theory of smooth supermanifolds and Lie supergroups, including the Frobenius theorem, and the theory of algebraic superschemes and supergroups. There are three appendices. The first introduces Lie superalgebras and representations of classical Lie superalgebras, the second collects some relevant facts on categories, sheafification of functors and commutative algebra, and the third explains the notion of Fréchet space in the super context. A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis. Table of Contents  \(\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}\)graded linear algebra
 Sheaves, functors and the geometric point of view
 Supergeometry
 Differentiable supermanifolds
 The local structure of morphisms
 The Frobenius theorem
 Super Lie groups
 Actions of super Lie groups
 Homogeneous spaces
 Supervarieties and superschemes
 Algebraic supergroups
 Appendices (with the assistance of Ivan Dimitrov)
 Bibliography
 Index
