MATH5061 - Riemannian Geometry I - 2023/24

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  • The final written examination will take place in-class on Apr 22 (Mon), 2024 from 2:30PM - 5:00PM.
  • Problem Set 5 (the last one) is posted and due on Apr 15.
  • Problem Set 4 is posted and due on Mar 25.
  • Problem Set 3 is posted and due on Mar 11.
  • Problem Set 2 is posted and due on Feb 26.
  • The lecture on Jan 29 will take place at LSB 219.
  • Problem Set 1 is posted and due on Feb 5.
  • The first class will be on Jan 8, 2024. Note that the class on Jan 15 will be cancelled.

General Information


  • LI Man-chun Martin
    • Office: LSB 236
    • Tel: 3943-1851
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: By appointment

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Mon 2:30PM-5:15PM at LSB 222

Course Description

This course is intended to provide a solid background in Riemannian Geometry. Topics include: affine connection, tensor calculus, Riemannian metric, geodesics, curvature tensor, completeness and some global theory. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in differential geometry of curves and surfaces.


  • "Lectures on Differential Geometry" by S.S. Chern, W.H. Chen & K.S. Lam
  • "Riemannian Geometry" by M. do Carmo
  • "Riemannian Geometry" by S. Gallot, D. Hulin & J. Lafontaine
  • "Riemannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis" by J. Jost
  • "Riemannian Manifolds: An Introduction to Curvature" by J. M. Lee

Pre-class Notes

Lecture Notes



Assessment Scheme

Homework Assignments 50%
Final Examination (in-class on Apr 22, 2024) 50%

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