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Difference between an orbifold and a Calabi-Yau manifold?

  1. Sep 13, 2003 #1
    Hi, here are a pair of questions that I can't find the answer:
    What's the difference between an orbifold and a Calabi-Yau manifold?
    How many Calabi-Yau manifolds there exist for cubic meter of space?
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  3. Sep 13, 2003 #2
  4. Sep 13, 2003 #3


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    Looks like Wikipedia and Mathworld are slightly out of their depthe too, at least on orbifolds.
  5. Sep 13, 2003 #4
    Problem is that both sites rely on volunteers to add new material. If no one has added anyhting, you won't find it.
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