- Class Number 8604
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Po Lam Yung
- Dr Po Lam Yung
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
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||The Local & Global properties of parametrized curves|
|2||Continuity and Differentiability on surfaces|
|3||The Tangent Plane; The Differential of a Map|
|4||The First Fundamental Form; Area|
|5||Gauss Map and Its Fundamental Properties|
|6||Gauss Map in Local Coordinates; Vector Fields|
|7||Isometries; Conformal Maps|
|8||The Gauss Theorem, the Equations of Compatibility|
|9||Parallel Transport; Geodesics|
|10||The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem and Its Applications|
|11||Geodesic Coordinates; Hopf-Rinow theorem|
|12||First and Second variation of arc length; Jacobi fields|
Log on to WATTLE to select your workshop class.
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Assignments and workshop tasks||20 %||1,2,3,4|
|Final Exam||40 %||1,2,3,4|
* 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 Academic Integrity . 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 watch prerecorded lecture videos before they come to class (lectures). Class will be a forum for discussion of material presented in the videos. Some further examples will also be given during class times. Workshop participation is compulsory. Students present their solutions to homework assignments during workshops, and discuss with their peers.
A final exam will be given for this course at the end of the semester.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Assignments and workshop tasks
5 assignments will be given, at a 2 week interval, covering topics recently discussed in class (including ones that tackle more advanced concepts in geometry). Students are expected to present solutions to assignment questions in workshops and this will include an assessable component. Feedback will be provided during the workshops as well. Worth a total of 20% of the overall grade. See Wattle for details.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
5 quizzes will be given, at a 2 week interval. They will be designed to test students' conceptual understanding and computational techniques. The lowest quiz score will be dropped, so that each quiz that counts is worth 10% of the overall grade. See Wattle for details.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
To be centrally organized at the end of the semester. It covers all materials discussed throughout the term. Worth a total of 40% of the overall grade.
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.
Late submission is 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 tasks 1, 2 and 3.
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.
See Wattle for details
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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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