**Instructor:**Eugene Lerman**e-mail:**lerman at math dot uiuc dot edu**Homepage:**`https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman`

**Course page:**`https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman/518/f11/syl.html`

**Office:**336 Illini Hall**Office Hours:**see my calendar**Phone:**244-9510**Class meets:**MWF 11 am in 441 Altgeld Hall

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by e-mail.

- Manifolds: Definitions and examples including projective spaces and
Lie groups; smooth functions and mappings; submanifolds; Inverse Function
Theorem and its applications including transversality; (co)tangent vectors
and bundles; Whitney Embedding Theorem; manifolds with boundary;
orientations.

- Calculus on Manifolds: Vector fields, flows, and Lie
derivative/bracket; differential forms and the exterior algebra of forms;
orientations again; exterior derivative, contraction, and Lie derivative
of forms; integration and Stokes Theorem.

- Other topics (depending on how much time we'll have): Sard's Theorem,
Distributions and the Frobenius Theorem; Lie groups; DeRham cohomology.

I will mostly follow these
notes. Their state is not final and they will be edited over the
course of the semester. So don't print out the whole file.

If
your point set topology is rusty, have a look at this
short file.

- homework assignment 1 (due 8/31/2011 in class)
- homework assignment 2 (due 9/7/2011 in class) and a sketch of solutions
- homework assignment 3 (due 9/14/2011 in class). Sketch of solutions
- homework assignment 4 (corrected and expanded; due 9/21/2011 in class). Sketch of solutions
- homework assignment 5 (due 9/28/2011 in class). Solutions
- homework assignment 6 (due 10/5/2011 in class). One typo reported. Solutions
- homework assignment 7 (due 10/12/2011 in class). In problem 1 assume that the time dependent vector field is complete. That is, assume that the vector field in the hint is complete. Please report any further issues! Solutions
- homework assignment 8 (due 10/19/2011 in class) Solutions.
- homework assignment 9 (due 10/26/2011 in class) Solutions.
- homework assignment 10 (due 11/02/2011 in class) Solutions.
- homework assignment 11 (due 11/09/2011 in class) Solutions
- homework assignment 12 (due 11/16/2011 in class) Solutions
- homework assignment 13 (due 11/30/2011 in class)[small correction 11/27] Solutions
- homework assignment 14 (due 12/07/2011 in class) Last one!Solutions

If you want to learn more geometry, next semester you could take 519, where we'll be doing connections, curvature and characteristic classes. And you could take 524 .

- lecture 19 (10/05/2011)
- lecture 20 (10/07/2011)
- lecture 21 (10/10/2011)
- lecture 22 (10/12/2011)
- lecture 23 (10/14/2011)
- lecture 24 (10/17/2011) [integration of differential forms]
- lecture 25 (10/19/2011) [definition of a vector bundle]
- lecture 26 (10/21/2011) [examples of vector bundles, transition maps]
- lecture 27 [dual bundle, exterior powers of bundles, Whitney sum, categories]
- lecture 28 (10/26/2011) [smooth functors and construction of vector bundles]
- lecture 29 (10/28/2011) [uniqueness and existence of the exterior derivative d]

Last modified: Wed Dec 7 14:04:54 CST 2011