Math 561 Differential Geometry, Spring 2019

Instructor

Sigurd Angenent. Office hours: by appointment, on MWF 2:25pm-3:15pm in Van Vleck 609

The textbook

We will use Elementary Differential Geometry, by Christian Bär, ISBN 9780521721493, Cambridge University Press.

Exams and grades

There will be two midterm exams: These will be evening exams, to be held from 5:30pm–7pm. The final exam will be held as scheduled in the time table.
Exams are closed-book, without calculators, phones, computers, or sliderules.
The grade will be determined by seven homework assignments (20%), two evening midterm exams (20% each) and one final exam (40%). Letter grades will be based on the total score according to the following tentative set of cut offs:

A≥92%,  AB≥86%,  B≥78%,  BC≥70%,  C≥60%,  D≥50%,  F≥0%

Homework

Students are encouraged to discuss homework with each other, but every student must hand in their own write up of their solution. Solutions are to be posted in gradescope (instructions will follow).

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