Course MAT355

Introduction to Differential Geometry

 (Replaces MAT327 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.


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.


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