**Contact Geometry**

by Hansjoerg Geiges

**Publisher**: arXiv 2004**Number of pages**: 86

**Description**:

This is an introductory text on the more topological aspects of contact geometry, written for the Handbook of Differential Geometry vol. 2. After discussing (and proving) some of the fundamental results of contact topology (neighbourhood theorems, isotopy extension theorems, approximation theorems), I move on to a detailed exposition of the original proof of the Lutz-Martinet theorem.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(730KB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Introduction to Differential Topology, de Rham Theory and Morse Theory**

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.

(

**7466**views)

**Manifolds of Differentiable Mappings**

by

**Peter W. Michor**-

**Birkhauser**

This book is devoted to the theory of manifolds of differentiable mappings and contains result which can be proved without the help of a hard implicit function theorem of nuclear function spaces. All the necessary background is developed in detail.

(

**6534**views)

**Lecture Notes on Differentiable Manifolds**

by

**Jie Wu**-

**National University of Singapore**

Contents: Tangent Spaces, Vector Fields in Rn and the Inverse Mapping Theorem; Topological and Differentiable Manifolds, Diffeomorphisms, Immersions, Submersions and Submanifolds; Examples of Manifolds; Fibre Bundles and Vector Bundles; etc.

(

**8285**views)

**Introduction to Differential Topology**

by

**Uwe Kaiser**-

**Boise State University**

This is a preliminary version of introductory lecture notes for Differential Topology. We try to give a deeper account of basic ideas of differential topology than usual in introductory texts. Many examples of manifolds are worked out in detail.

(

**6675**views)