Math 423: Differentiable Manifolds

Basic Information


Mathematics 323 or 381, or consent of instructor.

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Course outline

The course is an introduction to the language of differentiable manifolds with a smattering of Riemannian geometry.

We will cover the topics of the differential geometry comprehensive exam:


The official text is
Conlon, Lawrence Differentiable manifolds. Second edition. Birkhäuser Advanced Texts: Basler Lehrbücher. Birkhäuser Boston, Inc., Boston, MA, 2001. xiv+418 pp. $59.95. ISBN 0-8176-4134-3

A recommended text is

Lectures on Differential Geometry by S.S. Chern, W.H. Chen and K.S. Lam.

Other texts that you may or may not find useful:

A comprehensive introduction to differential geometry, Vol I by M. Spivak

Other texts you may wish to look at:


The course grade will be based on weekly homework, one write up of homework solutions for the class, a midterm and a final.

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Last modified: Thu Aug 29 16:45:16 CDT 2002