Introduction to Geometry and Topology

Course Description and Grading Breakdown

Some requirement: 

  1. Homework is due every Monday  
  2. Final exam should be due on Wednesday
  3. The final is distributed as taken the highest of 40% on homework, 20% on midterm and 40% on final and 40% on homework, 30% on midterm and 30% on final
  4. Some homework is reading, we may need you to present during class if time is allowed 

Books:  

  1. Do Carmo, Differential geometry of curves and surfaces (main book)  

Course Meeting Time and Location
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 - 1:55 pm
310 Linde

Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours

TA Contact Information and Office Hours
nsagman@caltech.edu
Office Hours - Wednesday 7-8 pm, 382 Linde

Course Schedule and Textbook

 DateTopic 
  
  


Course Policies
Late work - 


Assignments
 Date PostedAssignment Due Date 
   
   


Midterm and Final Exam


Collaboration Table
 HomeworkExams
You may consult:  
Course textbook (including answers in the back)YESYES
Other booksYESNO
Solution manualsNONO
InternetYESNO
Your notes (taken in class)YESYES
Class notes of othersYESNO
Your hand copies of class notes of othersYESYES
Photocopies of class notes of othersYESNO
Electronic copies of class notes of othersYESNO
Course handoutsYESYES
Your returned homework / examsYESYES
Solutions to homework / exams (posted on webpage)YESYES
Homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Solutions to homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Emails from TAsYESNO
You may:

Discuss problems with othersYESNO
Look at communal materials while writing up solutionsYESNO
Look at individual written work of othersNONO
Post about problems onlineNONO
For computational aids, you may use:

CalculatorsYES*NO
ComputersYES*NO

* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work.  For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another.  Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them.