**Contact Topology**

by George Torres, Robert Gompf

**Publisher**: University of Texas at Austin 2017**Number of pages**: 51

**Description**:

This is a course on contact manifolds, which are odd dimensional manifolds with an extra structure called a contact structure. Most of our study will focus on three dimensional manifolds, though many of these notions hold for any odd dimension.

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