by George Torres, Robert Gompf
Publisher: University of Texas at Austin 2017
Number of pages: 51
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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