Introductory course in modern differential geometry focusing on examples, broadly aimed at students in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering. Emphasis on rigorously presented concepts, tools and ideas rather than on proofs. The topics covered include differentiable manifolds, tangent spaces and orientability; vector and tensor fields; differential forms; integration on manifolds and Generalized Stokes' Theorem; Riemannian metrics, Riemannian connections and geodesics. Applications to configuration and phase spaces, Maxwell equations and relativity theory will be discussed.
MATH 241 and one of Math 415 or Math 416 or equivalent.
Students must be able to print out assignments, write out solutions, then scan their written work and upload it to Moodle.
Exams: This course has two 90-minute midterm tests and a 3-hour final exam.
Proctorship Information: This course requires that you obtain a proctor. Please see our Proctor Information for further instructions.
Students currently registered in a University of Illinois Graduate Degree program will be restricted from registering in 16-week Academic Year-term NetMath courses. Matriculating UIUC Grad students will be allowed to register in Summer Session II NetMath courses.
This page has information regarding the self-paced, rolling enrollment course. If you are a UIUC student interested in taking a course during the summer, you may be interested in a Summer Session II course.
Individual students enrolled in this course are assigned to a course instructor.
Your time in the course begins on the date your registration is processed. This course is 16 weeks long with the possibility of purchasing an extension. Eligible students may purchase up to two 1-month extensions for $300 each. Click here for information about extensions for this course. Click here to apply for an extension.