Credits |
8 credit points |
Instructors |
Heckman, G.J. (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) |
E-mail |
g.heckman@science.ru.nl |
Aim |
Introduction to symplectic geometry |
Description |
Symplectic geometry is the study of manifolds equipped with a closed nondegenerate two form. It is the modern language for classical mechanics, notably in the Hamilton formalism. The following subjects will be discussed in the lectures: - Symplectic linear algebra - Symplectic manifolds - Hamilton formalism - Integrable systems - Moment map geometry |
Examination |
Written exam |
Literature |
Lecture notes will handed out, and literature will be given during the lectures. |
Prerequisites |
This is a basic course for students in the first year of the master. We only assume some familiarity with the concept of manifold. |
Remarks |
The first meeting for this course is on September 12. |