Introduction to Symplectic and Hamiltonian Geometry
by Ana Cannas da Silva
Number of pages: 158
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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