- Class Number 8628
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Bai-Ling Wang
- AsPr Bai-Ling Wang
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
This course introduces students to basic concepts in differential geometry and topology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Explain the fundamental concepts of the differential geometry and topology of curves and surfaces.
2. Demonstrate accurate and effective use of fundamental techniques of differential geometry and topology.
3. Refine geometrical problem-solving and analysis skills and relate them to existing body of knowledge in mathematics, physics, and engineering.
4. Present advanced concepts in geometry and topology orally and in writing.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Parametrised Curves; Arc Length; Vector Product|
|2||The Local & Global properties of curves|
|3||Continuity and Differentiability on surfaces|
|4||The Tangent Plane; The Differential of a Map|
|5||The First Fundamental Form; Area|
|6||Gauss Map and Its Fundamental Properties|
|7||Gauss Map in Local Coordinates; Vector Fields|
|8||Isometries; Conformal Maps|
|9||The Gauss Theorem, the Equations of Compatibility|
|10||Parallel Transport; Geodesics.|
|11||The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem and Its Applications|
|12||Geodesic Coordinates; The Rigidity of the Sphere|
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|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Workshop participation and presentation||10 %||05/08/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,3|
|Report OR Quizzes||20 %||22/07/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,3|
|Mid-semester exam||25 %||26/08/2019||16/09/2019||1,2,3|
|Take home final exam||15 %||05/11/2019||28/11/2019||1,2,3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Students are expected to attend lectures and contribute to discussions. When this is not possible students are expected to listen to the audio recording(s) of all lectures.
Please note, that where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held and results returned to the student (official end of Semester results released on ISIS). Students should consult the course wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
3 written assignments involving problem-solving, proofs of theorems and extension of theory (10% each)
The date range for these tasks indicates the approximate due date for the first assignment and the approximate return date for the last assingment. There are 3 assignments due over the semester. It is intended that the assignments will be returned within 7 days after submission. Further details can be found on the Course Wattle site.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Workshop participation and presentation
Work through a list of practice questions and present the solutions.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Report OR Quizzes
In consultation with the course lecturer, students will select a topic related to this course, and through reading of the relevant literature, acquire a fundamental knowledge of that topic and write a report on the selected topic
Due date: 2019-11-10
Return date: 2019-11-28
Lecture participation and 10 in-class (5 minute) quizzes
For courses like Geometry, lecture attendance is very important. Lecture participation and 10 in-class (5 minute) quizzes will help students to achieve the learning outcomes. The short (5 minutes) in-class quizzes help students to clarify concepts, and to show where more work is needed. Students receive weekly feedbacks on these quizzes.
Students are expected to contribute on an on-going basis throughout the semester. The date range for this task comprises the start of the semester and the date final results are published on ISIS.
Due to the optional nature of the assessment task. The date range provided is the start and end of the semester. The actual dates will vary depending on the option selected.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Please check the course Wattle site and the ANU Examination Timetable to confirm the date, time and location of the mid semester exam.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Take home final exam
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded. This applies to task 2 & 3
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be marked by demonstrators online so students can view any feedbacks.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission is not allowed.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
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Geometry, topology and mathematical physics
AsPr Bai-Ling Wang