Lectures on Symplectic Geometry
by Ana Cannas da Silva
Publisher: Springer 2006
Number of pages: 225
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. From an introductory chapter of symplectic forms and symplectic algebra, the book moves on to many of the subjects that serve as the basis for current research: symplectomorphisms, Lagrangian submanifolds, the Moser theorems, Darboux-Moser-Weinstein theory, almost complex structures, KAhler structures, Hamiltonian mechanics, symplectic reduction, etc.
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