## Abstract

We give an explicit procedure which computes for degree d ≤ 3 the correlation functions of topological sigma model (A-model) on a projective Fano hypersurface X as homogeneous polynomials of degree d in the correlation functions of degree 1 (number of lines). We extend this formalism to the case of Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces and explain how the polynomial property is preserved. Our key tool is the construction of universal recursive formulas which express the structure constants of the quantum cohomology ring of X as weighted homogeneous polynomial functions of the constants of the Fano hypersurface with the same degree and dimension one more. We propose some conjectures about the existence and the form of the recursive laws for the structure constants of rational curves of arbitrary degree. Our recursive formulas should yield the coefficients of the hypergeometric series used in the mirror calculation. Assuming the validity of the conjectures we find the recursive laws for rational curves of degree four.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 157-183 |

Number of pages | 27 |

Journal | Communications in Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 206 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1999 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics