Contact Manifolds

Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 203)


In this chapter we give the basic definitions and properties concerning contact manifolds both as given by a global contact form and as a contact structure in the wider sense. We then give many examples of contact manifolds, a discussion of the celebrated Boothby–Wang fibration, and a discussion of the Weinstein conjecture.


Symplectic Manifold Contact Structure Contact Form Wide Sense Contact Manifold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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