MATH4030  Differential Geometry  2016/17
Announcement
 (Dec 8) Solution to Homework 11 is posted.
 (Dec 1) The final exam will be held on Dec 15, 2016, 9:30am  12pm at New Asia College Gymnasium. It will cover everything from the first lecture up to and including the lecture on Nov 29, and all the assignments. Please remember to bring your student ID to the exam. (Note: The Gauss and Codazzi equations will be given in the exam so you do not have to memorize them.)
 (Nov 29) The deadline for Homework 11 is extended to Dec 6 at 5PM.
 (Nov 23) Solution to Homework 10 is posted.
 (Nov 22) The last Homework 11 is posted and it is due on Dec 1 (Thurs) at 5PM.
 (Nov 17) Solution to Homework 9 is posted.
 (Nov 15) Homework 10 is posted and it is due on Nov 22 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Nov 10) Solution to Homework 8 is posted.
 (Nov 8) Homework 9 is posted and it is due on Nov 15 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Nov 3) Q.4 in Homework 8 has be corrected (Thanks to Wong Wing Hong for pointing out the mistake.)
 (Nov 3) Solution to Homework 7 is posted.
 (Nov 1) Homework 8 is posted and it is due on Nov 8 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Oct 27) Solution to Homework 6 is posted.
 (Oct 25) Homework 7 is posted and it is due on Nov 1 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Oct 25) Midterm has been returned after class today. Here are the statistics: max=39, mean=27.3, median=28, standard deviation=8.08. If you missed class today, please pick it up from me after class on Thursday.
 (Oct 18) Homework 6 is posted and it is due on Oct 25 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Oct 12) Solution to Homework 5 is posted.
 (Oct 11) There is no homework posted this week in view of the coming midterm on Thursday.
 (Oct 6) Solution to Homework 4 is posted.
 (Oct 6) The midterm will be on Oct 13 in class (10:30am12pm, LSB C2). It will cover materials up to and including the lecture on Oct 6 (excluding the differential topology of surfaces).
 (Oct 4) Homework 5 is posted and it is due on Oct 11 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Sep 29) Solution to Homework 3 is posted.
 (Sep 27) Homework 4 is posted and it is due on Oct 4 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Sep 22) Solution to Homework 2 is posted.
 (Sep 20) Homework 3 is posted and it is due on Sep 27 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Sep 19) Solution to Homework 1 is posted.
 (Sep 13) Homework 2 is posted and it is due on Sep 20 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Sep 7) Homework 1 has been revised.
 (Sep 6) Homework 1 is posted and it is due on Sep 13 (Tue) at 5PM.
 (Sep 6) There will no tutorial class in the first week. The first tutorial will begin on Sep 15.
General Information
Lecturer

LI Manchun Martin
 Office: LSB 236
 Tel: 3943 1851
 Email:
Teaching Assistant

CHAU Chi Fai
 Office: LSB 222B
 Tel: 3943 7963
 Email:
 Office Hours: Mon 8:3011:30AM; Tue 8:3010:30AM; Thurs 8:3010:30AM, 1:302:30PM
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Tu 10:30AM  12:15PM, LSB C2; Th 10:30AM  11:15AM, LSB C2
 Tutorial: Th 11:30AM  12:15PM, LSB C2
Course Description
This course covers basic theory on curves, and surfaces in the Euclidean three space. Topics include: regular curves, Frenet formulas, local theory of curves, global properties of curves such as isoperimetric inequality, regular surfaces, 1st and 2nd fundamental form, Gaussian curvature and mean curvature, Gauss map, special surfaces such as ruled surfaces, surfaces of revolution, minimal surfaces, intrinsic geometry: geodesic, and GaussBonnet Theorem. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in advanced calculus, linear algebra, and elementary differential equations.
Textbooks
 "Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces" by M. do Carmo, Prentice Hall 1976
References
 "Curves and Surfaces (2nd ed)" by S. Montiel and A. Ros, Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol.69, American Mathematical Society, 2009
 "Differential Geometry: Curves  Surfaces  Manifolds (2nd ed)" by W. Kuhnel, Student Mathematical Library, Vol.16, American Mathematical Society 2005
 "Differential Forms and Applications" by M. do Carmo, Universitext, SpringerVerlag 1998
Preclass Notes
Lecture Notes
 Lecture on Sep 8
 Lecture on Sep 13 & 15
 Lecture on Sep 20
 Lecture on Sep 22
 Lecture on Sep 27 & 29
 Lecture on Oct 4 & 6
 Lecture on Oct 11
 Lecture on Oct 18
 Lecture on Oct 20
 Lecture on Oct 25 and 27
 Lecture on Nov 1
 Lecture on Nov 3
 Lecture on Nov 8 and 10
 Lecture on Nov 15
 Lecture on Nov 22
 Lecture on Nov 24
 Lecture on Nov 29
 Lecture on Dec 1
Tutorial Notes
 Tutorial 1 (Sep 15)
 Tutorial 2 (Sep 22)
 Tutorial 3 (Sep 29)
 Tutorial 4 (Oct 6)
 Tutorial 5 (Oct 20)
 Tutorial 6 (Oct 27)
 Tutorial 7 (Nov 3)
 Tutorial 8 (Nov 10)
 Tutorial 9 (Nov 24)
 Tutorial 10 (Dec 1)
Assignments
 Homework 1 (revised on Sep 7, due on Sep 13)
 Homework 2 (due on Sep 20)
 Homework 3 (due on Sep 27)
 Homework 4 (due on Oct 4)
 Homework 5 (due on Oct 11)
 Homework 6 (due on Oct 25)
 Homework 7 (due on Nov 1)
 Homework 8 (revised on Nov 3, due on Nov 8)
 Homework 9 (due on Nov 15)
 Homework 10 (due on Nov 22)
 Homework 11 (due on Dec 6)
Solutions
 Solution to Homework 1
 Solution to Homework 2
 Solution to Homework 3
 Solution to Homework 4
 Solution to Homework 5
 Solution to Midterm
 Solution to Homework 6
 Solution to Homework 7
 Solution to Homework 8
 Solution to Homework 9
 Solution to Homework 10
 Solution to Homework 11
Assessment Scheme
Homework  10%  
Midterm (Oct 13, in class)  40%  
Final Exam  50% 
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Last updated: December 08, 2016 22:31:45