Develops a ChernWeil theory of characteristic classes of gerbes, fiber bundles whose fibers are groupoids, which arise naturally in the geometric aspects of mathematics and physics. Includes a selfcontained introduction to the theory of sheaves and their cohomology, line bundles, and geometric prequantization. Written for topologists, geometers, Lie theorists, and mathematical physicists at a graduate or professional level.

Authors: Brylinski J.L  Pages: 161 Year: 1993 
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