Symplectic Invariants and Hamiltonian Dynamics

By: Hofer, Helmut & Eduard Zehnder

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A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp, text unmarked. ; Modern Birkhäuser Classics; 9.25 X 6.10 X 0.81 inches; 341 pages; "The discoveries of the last decades have opened new perspectives for the old field of Hamiltonian systems and led to the creation of a new field: symplectic topology. Surprising rigidity phenomena demonstrate that the nature of symplectic mappings is very different from that of volume preserving mappings. This raises new questions, many of them still unanswered. On the other hand, analysis of an old variational principle in classical mechanics has established global periodic phenomena in Hamiltonian systems. As it turns out, these seemingly different phenomena are mysteriously related. One of the links is a class of symplectic invariants, called symplectic capacities. These invariants are the main theme of this book, which includes such topics as basic symplectic geometry, symplectic capacities and rigidity, periodic orbits for Hamiltonian systems and the action principle, a bi-invariant metric on the symplectic diffeomorphism group and its geometry, symplectic fixed point theory, the Arnold conjectures and first order elliptic systems, and finally a survey on Floer homology and symplectic homology.The exposition is self-contained and addressed to researchers and students from the graduate level onwards."

Title: Symplectic Invariants and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Author Name: Hofer, Helmut & Eduard Zehnder

Categories: Mathematics,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Basel, SW, Birkhäuser: 2011

ISBN Number: 3034801033

ISBN Number 13: 9783034801034

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 17875