MA338: Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups

January - April 2020

Class timings: Tue Thu 3:30-5pm First meeting on Thursday, Jan 2nd

Office hours : Please email me for an appointment

Recommended books: F. Warner, Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups, Springer GTM 1983.

J.M. Lee, Introduction to smooth manifolds, Springer GTM 2012.

S. Kumaresan, A Course in Differential Geometry and Lie Groups, Hindustan Book Agency, 2002.

V. Guillemin and A. Pollack, Differential Topology, AMS 1974, reprint edition 2010.

Grading policy: 10% quizzes, 40% Midterm exam , 50% Final exam.


The first class will be on January 2nd 2020.

There will be no class in the week of Jan 6-10.

Quiz 1 will be in class on January 28.

The midterm exam will be held from 3:30 - 5pm on February 18th.

There will be no class on February 13th (Thursday).

Suggested problems and exercises (last updated: Feb 10th)

Material covered so far (updated regularly)