Symplectic 4-Manifolds and Algebraic Surfaces(Lecture Notes in Mathematics / C.I.M.E. Foundation Subseries) by Denis Auroux
Springer; 2008 edition | April 18, 2008 | English | ISBN: 9783540782780 | 362 pages | PDF | 12 MB
Modern approaches to the study of symplectic 4-manifolds and algebraic surfaces combine a wide range of techniques and sources of inspiration. Gauge theory, symplectic geometry, pseudoholomorphic curves, singularity theory, moduli spaces, braid groups, monodromy, in addition to classical topology and algebraic geometry, combine to make this one of the most vibrant and active areas of research in mathematics.