Mirror symmetry began when theoretical physicists made some astonishing predictions about rational curves on quintic hypersurfaces in fourdimensional projective space. Understanding the mathematics behind these predictions has been a substantial challenge. This book is the first completely comprehensive monograph on mirror symmetry, covering the original observations by the physicists through the most recent progress made to date. Subjects discussed include toric varieties, Hodge theory, Kähler geometry, moduli of stable maps, CalabiYau manifolds, quantum cohomology, GromovWitten invariants, and the mirror theorem.

Authors: Cox D., Katz S.  Pages: 251 Year: 1999 
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