### Further Resources

**Introductory Texts on Contact and Symplectic Topology**:

Symplectic Geometry (Dynamical Systems IV), by V.I. Arnold and A. Givental,

Singularities of Caustics and Wave Fronts and

Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics (especially Appendix IV), both by V.I. Arnold,

An Introduction to Contact Topology by H. Geiges.

**Notes on Contact and Symplectic Topology**: "

Legendrian and Transversal Knots", "

Introductory Lectures on Contact Geometry" and "

Lectures on Contact Geometry in Low-Dimensional Topology" by J. Etnyre, "

Topological methods in 3-dimensional contact geometry" (especially Chapter I) by P. Massot, "

Contact geometry" by H. Geiges, "

Contact geometry in 3 dimensions" by S. Sivek, "

Contact Geometry Course" by K. Honda.

**Graduate Textbooks on Contact and Symplectic Topology**: Standard sources in the topic, more focused on symplectic topology include "

Lectures on Symplectic Geometry", "

Introduction to Symplectic Topology" by D. McDuff and D. Salamon, "

Morse Theory and Floer Homology" by M. Audin and M. Damian, and "

Surgery on Contact 3-Manifolds and Stein Surfaces" by B. Ozbagci and A. Stipsicz.

**Textbooks on Smooth Topology**: It is useful to be proficient in smooth topology when researching in contact and symplectic topology. Some useful sources for differential topology are "

Morse Theory" by J. Milnor, "

4-Manifolds and Kirby Calculus" by A. Stipsicz and R. Gompf, "

Knots and Links" by D. Rolfsen, "

Topological Methods in Algebraic Geometry" by F. Hirzebruch, and

Low Dimensional Topology at PCMS.

**Video resources**: "41st Spring Lecture Series" by J. Etnyre (4 lectures), the "

MSRI Summer Graduate Workshop" on Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology has about 30 lectures, from many experts and different viewpoints, such as J. Etnyre, M. Symington, L. Ng, D. McDuff and others, "

An overview of Contact and Symplectic Topology" by P. Massot.
"

IMPA School of Symplectic Topology" has several introductory video lectures.