MATH4030 - Differential Geometry - 2022/23

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General Information


  • Professor TAM Luen Fai
    • Office: Room 704, Academic Building No.1
    • Tel: (852) 3943 8066
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Teaching Assistant

  • Mr. LIU Stephen Shang Yi
    • Office: LSB 222A
    • Tel: 3943 3575
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tuesdays 9:30-11:15am and Thursdays 9:30-10:15am at Academic Building I G03
  • Tutorial: Thursdays 8:30-9:15am at Academic Building I G03

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 Gauss-Bonnet Theorem. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in advanced calculus, linear algebra, and elementary differential equations.

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Assessment Scheme

Homework 10%
Midterm 30%
Final Exam 60%

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