Spring 2012 MATH 242 001 LEC

Symplectic Geometry
Schedule: 
SectionDays/TimeLocationInstructorCCN
001 LECTuTh 2-330P 71 EVANSHUTCHINGS, M54530
Units/CreditFinal Exam GroupEnrollment
4NONELimit:30 Enrolled:8 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:22 [on 05/03/12]
Additional Information: 

Office: 923 Evans
Office Hours: TBA
Prerequisites: 214 and 215a or equivalent
Required Text: none
Recommended Reading: references (most of them freely available online) will be provided throughout the course
Syllabus: The first part of the course will introduce the basic structures of symplectic geometry (Lagrangians, Hamiltonians, moment maps, etc.) and also contact geometry (the odd-dimensional counterpart of symplectic geometry). The second part of the course will introduce holomorphic curves and some of their applications to symplectic and contact geometry.
Course Webpage: will be linked from math.berkeley.edu/~hutching
Grading: The only course requirement is a final project, which can be either a short expository paper or a presentation, on any topic related to the course.