Lecture Notes on Embedded Contact Homology
by Michael Hutchings
Publisher: arXiv 2013
Number of pages: 88
These notes give an introduction to embedded contact homology (ECH) of contact three-manifolds, gathering together many basic notions which are scattered across a number of papers. We also discuss the origins of ECH, including various remarks and examples which have not been previously published. Finally, we review the recent application to four-dimensional symplectic embedding problems.
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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.
by Hansjoerg Geiges - arXiv
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