Differential Topology and Morse Theory
by Dirk Schuetz
Publisher: University of Sheffield 2009
Number of pages: 96
These notes describe basic material about smooth manifolds (vector fields, flows, tangent bundle, partitions of unity, Whitney embedding theorem, foliations, etc...), introduction to Morse theory, and various applications.
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by Ana Cannas da Silva - Princeton University
An overview of symplectic geometry – the geometry of symplectic manifolds. From a language of classical mechanics, symplectic geometry became a central branch of differential geometry and topology. This survey gives a partial flavor on this field.
by Michael Muger - Radboud University
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