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Published: 06 July 2017

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ISBN: 9780198794905


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Introduction to Symplectic Topology

Third Edition

Dusa McDuff and Dietmar Salamon

Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics

  • Can be used as an introductory textbook for graduate students or mature mathematicians who are interested in symplectic topology but are as yet unfamiliar with the subject.
  • All chapters have been revised to improve the exposition and to make them more readable, new material has been added in many places, and various proofs have been tightened up.
  • Copious new references to key papers have been added to the bibliography.
  • Chapter 13 has been completely rewritten and has a new title (Questions of Existence and Uniqueness).
  • A new Chapter 14 on open problems in the field has been added.

New to this Edition:

  • All chapters have been revised to improve the exposition and to make them more readable, new material has been added in many places, and various proofs have been tightened up. Copious new references to key papers have been added to the bibliography.
  • A section on GIT has been added to Chapter 5.
  • The material on contact geometry in Chapter 3 has been expanded.
  • Chapter 13 has been completely rewritten and has a new title (Questions of Existence and Uniqueness). It now contains an introduction to existence and uniqueness problems in symplectic topology, a section an various examples, an overview of Taubes-Seiberg-Witten theory and its applications to symplectic topology, and a section on symplectic 4-manifolds.
  • A new Chapter 14 on open problems in the field has been added.
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