**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
Equations.

Text: ** Differential Geometry and its Applications** by John Oprea.
(Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 0-13-340738-1).

Instructor: Professor Philippe Rukimbira

Office hours and phone:

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.

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