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## Main Question or Discussion Point

What's a really good resources with numerous easy-to-follow proofs to theorems on symplectic manifolds?

Arnold is too difficult.

Arnold is too difficult.

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What's a really good resources with numerous easy-to-follow proofs to theorems on symplectic manifolds?

Arnold is too difficult.

Arnold is too difficult.

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The big book about classical machanics by Abraham and Marsden is also basic but of course it only covers stuff pertinent to classical mechanics.

After that there is Introduction to Symplectic Topology by Salamon and McDuff but this is already more difficult.

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I picked up the one by Marsden, the rest seemed to advanced for me.

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Well I can't follow Arnold so I need a better reference.

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I am just curious which aspects of symplectic geometry you are interested in learning and why.

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Symplectic formualtion of mechanics to answer ur question.

I need to understand ch. 8 in arnold

I need to understand ch. 8 in arnold

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Try Walter Thirring's "Classical Dynamical Systems" and Fomenko's "Visual Geometry and Topology" .

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ok, well good luck with marsden!

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