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Contact and Symplectic Topology

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This book explains the application of symplectic and contact geometry to various fields of physics. It presents a wide range of hot topics in an active field of mathematics and features tutorial-like lectures designed to be accessible to graduate students. 


Titel: Contact and Symplectic Topology
Autoren/Herausgeber: Frédéric Bourgeois, Vincent Colin, András Stipsicz (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Bolyai Society Mathematical Studies
Ausgabe: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014

ISBN/EAN: 9783319350639

Seitenzahl: 530
Format: 24,4 x 17 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 926 g
Sprache: Englisch

Symplectic and contact geometry naturally emerged from themathematical description of classical physics. The discovery of newrigidity phenomena and properties satisfied by these geometricstructures launched a new research field worldwide. The intenseactivity of many European research groups in this field is reflectedby the ESF Research Networking Programme "Contact And Symplectic Topology" (CAST).  The lectures of the Summer School in Nantes (June 2011) and of the CAST Summer School in Budapest (July 2012) provide a nice panorama of many aspects of the present status of contact and symplectic topology. The notes of the minicourses offer a gentle introduction to topics which have developed in an amazing speed in the recent past. These topics include 3-dimensional and higher dimensional contact topology, Fukaya categories, asymptotically holomorphic methods in contact topology, bordered Floer homology, embedded contact homology, and flexibility results for Stein manifolds. - Newsletter
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