Math 441 - FALL 2002


Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays 11-12, in Cupples I, room 111.

Instructor phone office e-mail office hours (tentative)
Renato Feres 5-6752 Cupples I 17 MWF 2-3 and TuTh 3-4 (also by appoint.)

The textbook is: An Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Riemannian Geometry, by William M. Boothby (Academic Press).

Topics. The course will include: an overview of calculus of functions of several variables; differentiable manifolds and submanifolds; vector fields and tensors; elements of Riemannian manifolds; differential forms and integration on manifolds.

Homeworks and exams: There will be (roughly) weekly homework sets, worth 30% of the final grade, one midterm exam, worth 30%, and a final exam, worth 40%. The dates are as follows:

Exam Day time place
Midterm Wednesday - October 16 11-12 Cupples I 111
Final Friday - December 20 1-3pm Cupples I 111