MAT 569 

Spring 2014 
TΘ 11:30-12:50
Physics P-122

Prof. Claude LeBrun.
Office: Math Tower 3-108.
Office hours: TΘ 2:00-3:30

This course constitutes the second half of a two-semester introduction to Riemannian geometry. Now equipped with a basic understanding of Riemannian metrics, connections, and curvature, we will systematically study the interplay between topology and curvature.

Prerequisite: MAT 568, or the professor's explicit permission.

Optional Text:

Riemannian Geometry,
by Peter Petersen,
Springer, 2005.

Homework exercises will be assigned frequently, but only collected on a sporadic basis. You will be expected to work all of these in complete detail. Failure to do so may result in a complete inability to understand much of the material.

Homework #2,
☞ to be collected on ☜
Thursday, May 8

Grades will be based on homework and class participation.

The Professor may be reached by e-mail at . This is the best method for making appointments outside normal office hours.

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