Mayer-Vietoris property for relative symplectic cohomology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics.
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In this thesis, I construct and investigate the properties of a Floer theoretic invariant called relative symplectic cohomology. The construction is based on Hamiltonian Floer theory. It assigns a module over the Novikov ring to compact subsets of closed symplectic manifolds. I show the existence of restriction maps, and prove that they satisfy the Hamiltonian isotropy invariance property, discuss a Kunneth formula, and do some example computations. Relative symplectic cohomology is then used to establish a general criterion for displaceability of subsets. Finally, moving on to the main contribution of my thesis, I identify a natural geometric situation in which relative symplectic cohomology of two subsets satisfy the Mayer-Vietoris property. This is tailored to work under certain integrability assumptions, the weakest of which introduces a new geometric object called a barrier - roughly, a one parameter family of rank 2 co isotropic submanifolds. The proof uses a deformation argument in which the topological energy zero (i.e. constant) Floer solutions are the main actors.
Thesis: Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics, 2018.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-118).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology