MTG-4254 Intro to Differential Geometry Spring 2005 TR 11:00-12:15, GC 277
Textbook: Elementary topics in Differential Geometry, J. A. Thorpe,
Springer, ISBN 0-387-90357-7
Instructor: Tedi Draghici
Office: DM 426 Phone: (305) 348‑2028 E-mail: email@example.com
Office Hours: TR 10-10:50am, 3-3:30pm Web: http://www.fiu.edu/~draghici/
Method of Evaluation: Your final grade in the course is based on:
1. Top 5 scores out of 6 quizzes (some take-home) for a total of 100 points;
2. Two in-class exams (100 points each):
Exam 1 Thursday, February 17;
Exam 2 Tuesday, April 5.
3. FINAL EXAM (150 points) - comprehensive exam Thursday, April 28 .
Grade-scale: The following percentages will guarantee the associated grade:
> 90 : A 80-85 : B 65-75 : C < 50 : F
88-90 : A- 78-80 : B- 55-65 : D
85-88 : B+ 75-78 : C+ 50-55 : D-
NO MAKEUP EXAMS OR QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN. If you have a documented medical or professional excuse for missing the midterm, that percentage of your grade may be made up on the final.
Prerequisites: The course requires a strong knowledge of material covered in Calculus III, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. Exposure to some elements of Real Analysis (Advanced Calculus) may be helpful on some occasions, but is not essential. You are expected to spend a minimum of 6 hours a week outside of class on homework and reading the corresponding sections of the text. DO NOT fall behind.
Attendance: I dont take attendance, but I hope you will find it useful to be in class. Try to arrive and leave on time. If you miss a lecture, get notes from a classmate.
Drop deadline: Monday, March 14. Remember, if stop attending classes and don't wish to get an F, you must drop by this date.
Topics to be covered: I intend to cover chapters 1-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 22-24, plus some others if time permits. Suggested homework assignments will be given at the end of each class and recorded on the website. Check the web page often for updates.
The instructor reserves the right to make any changes he considers academically advisable. These eventual changes would be announced in class and you are responsible to be aware of them.