Lectures on Symplectic Geometry
These notes approximately transcribe a 15-week course on symplectic geometry I taught at UC Berkeley in the Fall of 1997. The course at Berkeley was greatly inspired in content and style by Victor Guillemin, whose masterly teaching of beautiful courses on topics related to s- plectic geometry at MIT, I was lucky enough to experience as a graduate student. I am very thankful to him! That course also borrowed from the 1997 Park City summer courses on symplectic geometry and topology, and from many talks and discussions of the symplectic geometry group at MIT. Among the regular participants in the MIT - formal symplectic seminar 93–96, I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Allen Knutson, Chris Woodward, David Metzler, Eckhard Meinrenken, Elisa Prato, Eugene Lerman, Jonathan Weitsman, Lisa Jeffrey, Reyer Sjamaar, Shaun Martin, Stephanie Singer, Sue Tolman and, last but not least, Yael Karshon. Thanks to everyone sitting in Math 242 in the Fall of 1997 for all the c- ments they made, and especially to those who wrote notes on the basis of which I was better able to reconstruct what went on: Alexandru Scorpan, Ben Davis, David Martinez,DonBarkauskas,EzraMiller,HenriqueBursztyn,John-PeterLund,Laura De Marco, Olga Radko, Peter P? rib´ ?k, Pieter Collins, Sarah Packman, Stephen Bigelow, Susan Harrington, Tolga Etgu ¨ and Yi Ma.