A Brief Historical Survey

  • Michael Monastyrsky
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)


The reader may be interested in the history of the origin of the series of ideas which have been discussed in this book.


Fiber Bundle Gauge Field Homotopy Group Historical Survey Field String Theory 
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    C.N. Yang, “Chern Symposium,” June 1979 (preprint CERN TH 2725 [1979]); “Magnetic Monopoles, Gauge Fields, and Fiber Bundles,” (preprint ITP/SB 77–14).Google Scholar
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    This table of comparisons is borrowed from the paper of C.N. Yang presented to the conference dedicated to the sixtieth birthday of R. Marshak. Only the last line was added by the present author.Google Scholar
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    F.J. Dyson, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc, 78 (1972), p. 635.CrossRefMATHMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
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    Hadamard, J. Essai sur la psychologie de l’invention dans le domaine mathématique, Blanchard: Paris, 1959.MATHGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Monastyrsky
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsInsitute for Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsMoscowRussia

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