** Course Description:** This course elementary differential geometry, using the tools of linear algebra and advanced calculus. We will use the book * Elementary Topics Differental Geometry * (Springer, 1979) by J.A. Thorpe. The course will cover Chapters 1-12,14,15, and some additional topics. (I hope to get as far as the Gauss-Bonnet theorem.)

You can download a slightly more detailed outline of the course in the form of a PDF file.

I will post homework assignments as they are given.

** Supplemental Materials:** From time to time I will supply some additional explanations or background relating to topics in the course. These will be in the form of PDF files.

Topic | Brief description |
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Differential Equations | Some background on the existence and uniqueness theorems for ordinary differential equations. |

** Grading:** There will be a final, and a midterm, as well as weekly homework.

** Office Hours:** Tuesday and Friday 10:30-12, and by appointment. My office is 310 Goldsmith; phone
is x63074.