MATH 6230, Differential Geometry 1,
Dr. Markus Pflaum
This course is an introduction to topological and smooth manifolds, smooth
maps between manifolds, tangent and cotangent bundles, submanifolds, vector fields, flows,
differential forms and integration on manifolds. This is one of the pillar courses required
of Mathematics PhD students.
Lecture Hours and Venue:
MWF 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, MATH 220.
Monday 12:05 pm - 1.05 pm, Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and by appointment
Assignments will be given online on a regular basis on the course homepage.
Homework is usually due two weeks after the assignment.
It is the student's responsibility to get these assignments submitted even in the
event of an absence from class. Show all your work. Homework will be graded.
In addition to the homework, each student has to write a short paper (around 5 pages) on a
particular topic from Differential Geometry.
The papers are due April 28, 2022. A selection of possible topics is provided here,
but you can propose your own project theme.
May 1st, 7:30pm to 10:00pm in MATH 220
Your grade will be determined from the graded homework (50 %), the course project (25%) and the final (25%).
Lee, Introduction to Smooth Manifolds, Springer
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