## Math 162B (45190) - Winter Quarter 2009

## Introduction to Differential Geometry

Lecturer Neil Donaldson
(home page)

Office Rowland Hall
410N

Office Hours After
lecture MWF until we're done...

Phone 824-5508

Email
ndonalds@math.uci.edu

Lecture Times MWF 9-10
MSTB 114

Discussion Session
(45191) TuTh 9-10pm RH 114

Teaching Assistant
Feiyue Di

Office Rowland Hall
410W

Office Hours Tu 10-11

Syllabus & Course
Text The course continues on from 162A with more
applications of calculus and linear algebra to the geometry
surfaces. We will cover exterior calculus, moving frames,
geodesics, integration and geodesic triangles, culminating in
the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. 162B ties in very roughly with parts
of the first 4 chapters of DoCarmo's *Differential Geometry
of Curves and Surfaces,* but we will cover things in a very
different style.

Homework question sheets and summary notes will be posted each
week on the Homework questions site -
as such there is **no need to buy the book**, though it will
surely be a useful companion to those who want a complementing
read.

Assessment The final
grade for the course will be computed as follows: Final 50%,
Midterm 24%, Homework 25%, Final Evaluation 1%.

- There will be Homework
questions set for collection most weeks, graded and given
back to you.
- There will be NO quizzes in the discussion classes.
- There will be a single midterm in class on Wed 4th
Feb.
- The final is on Wed 18th March, 8-10am in the classroom
MSTB 114, and will be comprehensive.

Class policies These are
very simple: no late homework (one will be dropped so you can
forget to hand it in once without penalty), no rescheduling of
the final, and no begging for me to change your grade unless
it's because of a specific mistake in the grading.