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AuthorBlair, David E. author
TitleRiemannian Geometry of Contact and Symplectic Manifolds [electronic resource] / by David E. Blair
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 2002
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Descript XII, 260 p. online resource


This monograph deals with the Riemannian geometry of both symplectic and contact manifolds, with particular emphasis on the latter. The text is carefully presented. Topics unfold systematically from Chapter 1, which examines the general theory of symplectic manifolds. Principal circle bundles (Chapter 2) are then discussed as a prelude to the Boothby--Wang fibration of a compact regular contact manifold in Chapter 3, which deals with the general theory of contact manifolds. Chapter 4 focuses on the general setting of Riemannian metrics associated with both symplectic and contact structures, and Chapter 5 is devoted to integral submanifolds of the contact subbundle. Topics treated in the subsequent chapters include Sasakian manifolds, the important study of the curvature of contact metric manifolds, submanifold theory in both the K"hler and Sasakian settings, tangent sphere bundles, curvature functionals, complex contact manifolds and 3-Sasakian manifolds. The book serves both as a general reference for mathematicians to the basic properties of symplectic and contact manifolds and as an excellent resource for graduate students and researchers in the Riemannian geometric arena. The prerequisite for this text is a basic course in Riemannian geometry


1 Symplectic Manifolds -- 2 Principal S1-bundles -- 3 Contact Manifolds -- 4 Associated Metrics -- 5 Integral Submanifolds and Contact Transformations -- 6 Sasakian and Cosymplectic Manifolds -- 7 Curvature of Contact Metric Manifolds -- 8 Submanifolds of Kรคhler and Sasakian Manifolds -- 9 Tangent Bundles and Tangent Sphere Bundles -- 10 Curvature Functionals on Spaces of Associated Metrics -- 11 Negative ?-sectional Curvature -- 12 Complex Contact Manifolds -- 13 3-Sasakian Manifolds -- Author Index

Mathematics Differential geometry Manifolds (Mathematics) Complex manifolds Mathematics Differential Geometry Manifolds and Cell Complexes (incl. Diff.Topology)


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