Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
Intersection theory has played a prominent role in the study of closed symplectic 4-manifolds since Gromov's famous 1985 paper on pseudoholomorphic curves, leading to myriad beautiful rigidity results that are either inaccessible or not true in higher dimensions. Siefring's recent extension of the theory to punctured holomorphic curves allowed similarly important results for contact 3-manifolds and their symplectic fillings. Based on a series of lectures for graduate students in topology, this book begins with an overview of the closed case, and then proceeds to explain the essentials of Siefring's intersection theory and how to use it, and gives some sample applications in low-dimensional symplectic and contact topology. The appendices provide valuable information for researchers, including a concise reference guide on Siefring's theory and a self-contained proof of a weak version of the Micallef–White theorem.Read more
- Presents an accessible introduction to the intersection theory of punctured holomorphic curves and its applications
- Features self-contained proofs of the similarity principle and positivity of intersections, some of which have not appeared elsewhere in the literature
- Includes a 'quick reference' appendix summarizing the main results needed to use the intersection theory in applications
Reviews & endorsements
‘… a well-written introduction to the subject that is appropriate for advanced graduate students with a background in algebraic topology and some differential geometry.’ Chris Seaton, Mathematical Association of America ReviewsSee more reviews
‘This is a comprehensive and outstanding research book on the Verlinde formula, conformal blocks, generalized theta functions and related topics.’ Zhenbo Qin, MathSciNet
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: May 2020
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108497404
- length: 194 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 156 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.39kg
- contains: 20 b/w illus. 40 exercises
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Closed holomorphic curves in symplectic 4-manifolds
2. Intersections, ruled surfaces and contact boundaries
3. Asymptotics of punctured holomorphic curves
4. Intersection theory for punctured holomorphic curves
5. Symplectic fillings of planar contact 3-manifolds
Appendix A. Properties of pseudoholomorphic curves
Appendix B. Local positivity of intersections
Appendix C. A quick survey of Siefring's intersection theory
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×