Differential Geometry I

Fall 2003

General Information

Instructor : Matthew Kudzin (Math Tower 2-118; 631-632-4422)

Office Hours : Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 -- 10:00 am, or by appointment

Class Times : Tuesday and Thursday, 12:50 -- 2:10 pm, in Old Chemistry 135

Textbooks

The required text is

- do Carmo,
*Riemannian Geometry*

The following books are recommended

- Gallot, Hulin, & LaFontaine,
*Riemannian Geometry* - Spivak,
*A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry*

The followings books are recommended for the section on curves and
surfaces in R^{3}.

- do Carmo,
*Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces* - Millman & Parker,
*Elements of Differential Geometry* - O'Neill,
*Elementary Differential Geometry*

Homework

Math is not a spectator sport.- -- Herman Gluck

Each student registered for the class should submit solutions to
*at least* two problems every week.

- Problem Set #1 - September 4, 2003
- Problem Set #2 - September 10, 2003 (modified September 12, 2003)
- Problem Set #3 - September 18, 2003
- Problem Set #4 - September 28, 2003
- Problem Set #5 - October 3, 2003
- Problem Set #6 - October 16, 2003
- Problem Set #7 - October 23, 2003
- Problem Set #8 - November 13, 2003
- Problem Set #9 - November 25, 2003