- Code MATH3342
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Mathematics
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Ben Andrews
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2023
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In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
This is a special topics course which introduces students to the key concepts and techniques of Differential Geometry. Possible topics include:
Surfaces in Euclidean space, general differentiable manifolds, tangent spaces and vector fields, differential forms, Riemannian manifolds, Gauss-Bonnet theorem.
Note: This is an Honours Pathway course. It emphasises mathematical rigour and proof and develops the fundamental ideas of differential geometry from an abstract viewpoint.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the concepts and language of differential geometry and its role in modern mathematics
- Analyse and solve complex problems using appropriate techniques from differential geometry with mathematical rigour
- Apply problem-solving with differential geometry to diverse situations in physics, engineering or other mathematical contexts
- 3 written assignments involving problem-solving, proofs of theorems and extension of theory (10% each) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Workshop participation and presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Lecture participation and 10 in-class (5 minute) quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Take home final exam (40) [LO 1,2,3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to-face component consisting of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week, plus 10 x 1 hour workshops over the semester.
- Approximately 45 hours of self directed study including preparation for lectures, workshops and quizzes.
- Approximately 39 hours of study towards assignments.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Lecture notes provided
- John M. Lee, Introduction to smooth manifolds. 2nd ed., Graduate Texts in Mathematics, vol. 218, Springer, New York, 2013.
- Manfredo Perdigao do Carmo, Riemannian geometry. Mathematics: Theory & Applications, Birkh ¨auser Boston, Inc., Boston, MA, 1992. Translated from the second Portuguese edition by Francis Flaherty.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2943||20 Feb 2023||27 Feb 2023||31 Mar 2023||26 May 2023||In Person||N/A|