MMAT5021  Differential and Algebraic Methods in Geometry  2017/18
Announcement
 There is a change of question in Assignment 1. Please do Q14(a) instead of Q14(c).
General Information
Lecturer

Lau Chi Hin
 Office: LSB 208
 Tel: 3943 7987
 Email:
Teaching Assistant

Chen Guanheng
 Office: AB1 505
 Tel: 3943 4298
 Email:
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Monday 18:3021:15; ELB 405
Course Description
This course is designed for the M.Sc. Degree Programme in Mathematics. The course is intended to provide an introduction to the geometry of curves and surfaces in 3 dimensional Euclidean space. The fundamental group and its application in the classification of closed surfaces will also be discussed.
References
 O'Neill, Barrett. Elementary Differential Geometry. Academic Press.
 Pressley, Andrew. Elementary Differential Geometry. Springer Verlag.
 Miles Reid, Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press
 Torsten Ekedahl, One semester of Elliptic Curves, European Mathematical Society
 Joseph H. Silverman and John Tate, Rational Points on Elliptic Curves, Springer Verlag.
Lecture Notes
Tutorial Notes
 Supplementary notes on Differential Geometry
 Formulas on Differential Geometry
 Mid term exam 2016
 Mid term exam solution 2016
 Exercise 1 (1617)
 Exercise 1 solution (1617)
 Exercise 2 (1617)
 Exercise 2 solution (1617)
 Final exam 2016
Assignments
 Assignment 1: Due: 9 Oct (Mon) (There is a change of question. Please do Q14(a) instead of Q14(c).)
 Assignment 2: Due: 23 Oct (Mon)
 Assignment 3: Due: 13 Nov (Mon)
 Assignment 4: Due: 27 Nov (Mon)
Quizzes and Exams
Solutions
Assessment Scheme
Assignments  20%  
Midterm exam (23 Oct (Mon) 19:0021:00)  35%  
Final exam (11 Dec (Mon) 19:0021:00)  45% 
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http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.
Assessment Policy Last updated: November 27, 2017 15:05:38