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Idea

The notion of polyfolds, due to Helmut Hofer, is a notion of generalized smooth spaces. The bulk of the theory is a generalized approach to Fredholm operator analysis in geometrical situations; which can be considered as an analytic framework designed to systematically resolve the issue of transversality. It gives a unified framework for symplectic field theory, Floer homology, and some constructions in contact geometry etc.

References

Reviews

Original articles

We thank Eugene Lerman for some of the information here.

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