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Open Math Notes Advisory Board:

  • Karen Vogtmann, Chair | University of Warwick
  • Tom Halverson | Macalester College
  • Andrew Hwang | College of the Holy Cross
  • Robert Lazarsfeld | Stony Brook University
  • Mary Pugh | University of Toronto


George Torres
University of Texas at Austin
Robert Gompf
The University of Texas at Austin
MR ID: 193083
Reference #


Posted date
2019-05-02 09:38:21
Revised date
2019-05-03 14:23:19
Notes type
   Standard Course Offering
   Topics Course
      Differential Topology
      Geometric Topology and Knot Theory

Contact Topology

Lecture notes from Prof. Robert Gompf's Contact Topology course at UT Austin, Fall 2017.
(posted with permission from Robert Gompf)

Course Notes and Supplementary Material (PDF format)

TypeFile (Size)Date
Course notes v2 PDF (3.5M) 05/07/19