Second Edition features new material in most chapters, but particularly in Chapters 3, 7, and 12 Covers major new topics, such as a complex geodesic flow and the accompanying geometry of the projectivized holomorphic tangent bundle Features improvements and general corrections based off of the first edition throughout the text Intended for a broad audience of mathematicians, researchers and students in Riemannian geometry
This second edition, divided into fourteen chapters, presents a comprehensive treatment of contact and symplectic manifolds from the Riemannian point of view. The monograph examines the basic ideas in detail and provides many illustrative examples for the reader.
Riemannian Geometry of Contact and Symplectic Manifolds, Second Edition provides new material in most chapters, but a particular emphasis remains on contact manifolds. New principal topics include a complex geodesic flow and the accompanying geometry of the projectivized holomorphic tangent bundle and a complex version of the special directions discussed in Chapter 11 for the real case. Both of these topics make use of Étienne Ghys's attractive notion of a holomorphic Anosov flow.