Deformation theory

Deformation theory is the study of how mathematical structures vary with respect to parameters. Pavel Etingof has written an introduction to the deformation theory of associative algebras. Marco Manetti has provided extensive lecture notes on deformations of complex structures.

Deformation theory for associative algebras can be related to both algebraic topology and quantum field theory. Alexander Voronov has some lecture notes from a course he taught on the connections.

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