Course MAT327 in Fall 2011

Introduction to Differential Geometry

(Renumbered as MAT355 beginning AY 2012-13)

Riemannian geometry of surfaces. Surfaces in Euclidan space, second fundamental form, minimal surfaces, geodesics, Gauss curvature, Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, uniformization of surfaces.

Description of Classes

Classes meet Monday and Wednesday.

Notes

Some reading and 5-7 homework problems per week which will account for 50% of the course grade.

Placement and Prerequisites:

MAT 218 or consent of the instructor.

FAQ

Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Problem set(s) - 50%