Contact Manifolds

  • David E. Blair
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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