Differentiable Manifolds (3) Smooth manifolds, smooth maps, Sard's theorem. The tangent bundle, vector fields, differential forms, integration on manifolds. Foliations. De Rham cohomology; simple applications. Lie groups, smooth actions, quotient spaces, examples.
MATH 528 Differentiable Manifolds (3)
This course covers the foundations of differential geometry, developing the theory of differentiation and integration on manifolds. It provides tools for the study of nonlinear problems, combining techniques in analysis and geometry. Concepts and tools from differential geometry have found wide use in different areas of mathematics, including nonlinear differential equations, control and optimization problems, and numerical analysis. The goal is to cover the most important techniques of differential geometry in a concise way. The course will appeal not only to students who plan to do research in geometry, but also to those interested in analysis, or applied and computational mathematics, as well. It covers the following topics: smooth manifolds, smooth maps, Sard’s theorem, the tangent bundle, vector fields, differential forms, integration on manifolds, foliations, de Rham cohomology, Lie groups, smooth actions, quotient spaces, examples.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: MATH 527
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