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  Algebraic geometry guide for strings

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Hi everybody :)

I would like to ask some experienced string theorists/algebraic geometers to provide a reading guide for algebraic geometry for string theory through Griffith's classic textbook. I recently found an on-line copy and liked the book so I have bought it. Although I am interested to deep into it I would like a "guide" to take me through the most important stuff needed for string theory and leave out the rest as a "hobby" or for a second read.

Thanks a lot!

asked Jun 9, 2014 in Theoretical Physics by conformal_gk (3,625 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Jun 10, 2014 by Dilaton

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I'll give it a try (assuming you are referring to Griffths and Harris, Principles of Algebraic Geometry):

Chapter 0,

Chapter 1 without section 5,

Chapter 2-sections 1,6 and 7,

Chapter 3-without section 5

Chapter 4-without section 6

Chapter 5

It think this covers a minimum background for string theory. Also you may want to look at C.Voisin's Hodge Theory and Complex Algebraic Geometry.

answered Jun 10, 2014 by ahalanay (120 points) [ no revision ]

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