MAT 401: Undergraduate Seminar


The last office hours of the semester will be on Monday, 12/15, 57 in 3111 and on Tuesday, 12/16, 910, in P143. While this is after the class is over and the last problem set is due, you are very much encouraged to stop by with whatever questions you might have.
Handouts:
Name:
Aleksey Zinger
Email: azinger@math
Phone: 4328288
Office: Math Tower 3111
Office Hours: Tu 57 in 3111, W 910 in P143
Date  Topic  Read  Homework 
9/2, Tu  Course overview and introduction  Chapter 1  #1 
9/4, Th  
9/9, Tu  Discussion of exercises  
9/11, Th  Plane curves and projective spaces  Chapter 2  #2 
9/16, Tu  Enumerative geometry of plane curves  
9/18, Th  Discussion: plane conics  
9/23, Tu  Overview of topology  pp4350  #3 
9/25, Th  Overview of manifolds  pp5165  
9/30, Tu  no class  
10/2, Th  Discussion: topology and Bezoit's Theorem  
10/7, Tu  
10/9, Th  no class  
10/14, Tu  Transverse intersections  Chapters 5,6  #4 
10/16, Th  Orientations and boundaries of manifolds  
10/21, Tu  Intersection theory  
10/23, Th  
10/28, Tu  Discussion: Grassmannians of twoplanes  
10/30, Th  
11/4, Tu  
11/6, Th  
11/11, Tu  Line bundles  pp8892  #5 
11/13, Th  Operations on line bundles  
11/18, Tu  Vector bundles  Chapter 7  
11/20, Th  Operations on bundles and applications  
11/25, Tu  Overview of vector bundles  
11/27, Th  no class  
12/2, Tu  Discussion: lines in projective spaces  
12/4, Th  
12/9, Tu  A classical problem  #6  
12/11, Th  Discussion: a modern solution  
12/15, Mo  Recap and a look ahead 