Lie groups and homogenous spaces

Course Description and Grading Breakdown

Grading: HW 50%; Final 50%

Course Meeting Time and Location
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 - 1:55 pm
104 Math Building (Building 15)

Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours
125 Math Building (Building 15)

Course Schedule and Textbook

(1) An Introduction to Lie Groups and the Geometry of Homogeneous Spaces, by Andreas Arvanitogeorgos (main textbook)
(2) Differential Geometry, Lie Groups, and Symmetric Spaces, by Sigurdur Helgason

Course Policies

 Date PostedAssignment Due Date 
 04/15/2018 Sunday HW 1 04/23/2018
 HW 2 05/09/2018
 Presentation date: June 4 (Monday)
   3-6:30 pm 

Midterm and Final Exam
The due date for homework is Friday 1pm (at the start of class). Collaboration is allowed for the homework but you have to write your own solution. 

You are allowed to turn in one late homework (without penalty) in the quarter. However, you must inform me about turning in your homework late BEFORE the due date, and you must turn in the late homework within a week of the due date. In general, if the homework is late within a week of the due date, it is still acceptable but will be graded based on 20% points off. 

Collaboration Table
You may consult:  
Course textbook (including answers in the back)YESYES
Other booksYESNO
Solution manualsNONO
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:


* 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.