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Introduction to Symplectic and Hamiltonian Geometry

Introduction to Symplectic and Hamiltonian Geometry
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Number of pages: 158

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This text covers foundations of symplectic geometry in a modern language. We start by describing symplectic manifolds and their transformations, and by explaining connections to topology and other geometries. Next we study hamiltonian fields, hamiltonian actions and some of their practical applications in the context of mechanics and dynamical systems. We assume previous knowledge of the geometry of smooth manifolds, though the main required facts are collected in appendices.

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