Math 561 Differential Geometry, Spring 2019


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%


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