Description: A smooth transition to higher mathematics and its applications. Topics include: Intrinsic differential gemetry of curves and surfaces; curvature and constant mean curvature surfaces in 3-space; metrics, isometries and geodesics; calculus of variation.
Prerequisite: Multivariable Calculus and Ordinary Differential
Text: Differential Geometry and its Applications by John Oprea. (Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 0-13-340738-1).
Instructor: Professor Philippe Rukimbira
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Material to be covered: Chapters 1--5, 8,9.
Tests and quizzes:
Grades: Grades will be assigned on the basis of 60 points.
Grade-Score: The total score divided by 3 will produce the final score out of 20.