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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by Michael Muger - Radboud University
Contents: Why Differential Topology? Basics of Differentiable Manifolds; Local structure of smooth maps; Transversality Theory; More General Theory; Differential Forms and de Rham Theory; Tensors and some Riemannian Geometry; Morse Theory; etc.
by Ana Cannas da Silva - Princeton University
An overview of symplectic geometry – the geometry of symplectic manifolds. From a language of classical mechanics, symplectic geometry became a central branch of differential geometry and topology. This survey gives a partial flavor on this field.
by Ana Cannas da Silva - Springer
An introduction to symplectic geometry and topology, it provides a useful and effective synopsis of the basics of symplectic geometry and serves as the springboard for a prospective researcher. The text is written in a clear, easy-to-follow style.
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The historical driving force of the theory of manifolds was General Relativity, where the manifold is four-dimensional spacetime, wormholes and all. This text is occupied with the theory of differential forms and the exterior derivative.