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In this paper we give concrete estimations for the pseudo symplectic capacities of toric manifolds in combinatorial data. Some examples are given to show that our estimates can compute their pseudo symplectic capacities. As applications we also estimate the symplectic capacities of the polygon spaces. Other related results are impacts of symplectic blow-up on symplectic capacities, symplectic packings in symplectic toric manifolds, the Seshadri constant of an ample line bundle on toric manifolds, and symplectic capacities of symplectic manifolds with $S^1$-action.

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We use the minimal coupling procedure of Sternberg and Weinstein and our pseudo-symplectic capacity theory to prove that every closed symplectic submanifold in any symplectic manifold has an open neighborhood with finite ($\pi_1$-sensitive) Hofer-Zehnder symplectic capacity. Consequently, the Weinstein conjecture holds near closed symplectic submanifolds in any symplectic manifold.

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We prove the shifting theorems of the critical groups of critical points and critical orbits for the energy functionals of Finsler metrics on Hilbert manifolds of $H^1$-curves, and two splitting lemmas for the functionals on Banach manifolds of $C^1$-curves. Two results on critical groups of iterated closed geodesics are also proved; their corresponding versions on Riemannian manifolds are based on the usual splitting lemma by Gromoll and Meyer (1969). Our approach consists in deforming the square of the Finsler metric in a Lagrangian which is smooth also on the zero section and then in using the splitting lemma for nonsmooth functionals that the author recently developed in Lu (2011, 0000, 2013). The argument does not involve finite-dimensional approximations and any Palais' result in Palais (1966). As an application, we extend to Finsler manifolds a result by V. Bangert and W. Klingenberg (1983) about the existence of infinitely many, geometrically distinct, closed geodesics on a compact Riemannian manifold.

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The Gromoll-Meyer's generalized Morse lemma (so called splitting lemma) near degenerate critical points on Hilbert spaces, which is one of key results in infinite dimensional Morse theory, is usually stated for at least $C^2$-smooth functionals. It obstructs one using Morse theory to study most of variational problems of form $F(u)=\int_\Omega f(x, u,..., D^mu)dx$ as in (\ref{e:1.1}). In this paper we establish a splitting theorem and a shifting theorem for a class of continuously directional differentiable functionals (lower than $C^1$) on a Hilbert space $H$ which have higher smoothness (but lower than $C^2$) on a densely and continuously imbedded Banach space $X\subset H$ near a critical point lying in $X$. (This splitting theorem generalize almost all previous ones to my knowledge). Moreover, a new theorem of Poincar\'e-Hopf type and a relation between critical groups of the functional on $H$ and $X$ are given. Different from the usual implicit function theorem method and dynamical system one our proof is to combine the ideas of the Morse-Palais lemma due to Duc-Hung-Khai \cite{DHK} with some techniques from \cite{JM, Skr, Va1}. Our theory is applicable to the Lagrangian systems on compact manifolds and boundary value problems for a large class of nonlinear higher order elliptic equations.

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We generalize the Bartsch-Li's splitting lemma at infinity for $C^2$-functionals in [2] and some later variants of it to a class of continuously directional differentiable functionals on Hilbert spaces. Different from the previous flow methods our proof is to combine the ideas of the Morse-Palais lemma due to Duc-Hung-Khai [9] with some techniques from [11], [17], [18]. A simple application is also presented.

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In this paper, the Conley conjecture, which were recently proved by Franks and Handel \cite{FrHa} (for surfaces of positive genus), Hingston \cite{Hi} (for tori) and Ginzburg \cite{Gi} (for closed symplectically aspherical manifolds), is proved for $C^1$-Hamiltonian systems on the cotangent bundle of a $C^3$-smooth compact manifold $M$ without boundary, of a time 1-periodic $C^2$-smooth Hamiltonian $H:\R\times T^\ast M\to\R$ which is strongly convex and has quadratic growth on the fibers. Namely, we show that such a Hamiltonian system has an infinite sequence of contractible integral periodic solutions such that any one of them cannot be obtained from others by iterations. If $H$ also satisfies $H(-t,q, -p)=H(t,q, p)$ for any $(t,q, p)\in\R\times T^\ast M$, it is shown that the time-one map of the Hamiltonian system (if exists) has infinitely many periodic points siting in the zero section of $T^\ast M$. If $M$ is $C^5$-smooth and $\dim M>1$, $H$ is of $C^4$ class and independent of time $t$, then for any $\tau>0$ the corresponding system has an infinite sequence of contractible periodic solutions of periods of integral multiple of $\tau$ such that any one of them cannot be obtained from others by iterations or rotations. These results are obtained by proving similar results for the Lagrangian system of the Fenchel transform of $H$, $L:\R\times TM\to\R$, which is proved to be strongly convex and to have quadratic growth in the velocities yet.

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We establish the splitting lemmas (or generalized Morse lemmas) for the energy functionals of Finsler metrics on the natural Hilbert manifolds of $H^1$-curves around a critical point or a critical $\mathbb{R}^1$ orbit of a Finsler isometry invariant closed geodesic. They are the desired generalization on Finsler manifolds of the corresponding Gromoll-Meyer's splitting lemmas on Riemannian manifolds (\cite{GM1, GM2}). As an application we extend to Finsler manifolds a result by Grove and Tanaka \cite{GroTa78, Tan82} about the existence of infinitely many, geometrically distinct, isometry invariant closed geodesics on a closed Riemannian manifold.

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In this note we prove the Weinstein conjecture for a class of symplectic manifolds including the uniruled manifolds based on Liu-Tian's result.