MT 880901: Geometry/Topology II (Differential Topology)

Spring 2017

Time/Location: MWF 2-2:50, Gasson 207

Instructor: John Baldwin
Office: Maloney 545
Office Hours: By appointment

Course Description: This course is an introduction to smooth manifolds and differential topology.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites are point-set topology and basic algebraic topology like singular homology and cohomology.

Textbook: The primary reference for this course will be Lee's Introduction to Smooth Manifolds. We will aim to cover most of the material in Chapters 1-16, though not necessarily in that order. More concise references are Morita's Geometry of Differential Forms and Warner's Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups.

Assignments: There will be regular homework assignments (posted below) and a final exam. The homeworks will be collected and graded. Either use LaTeX or make sure that your writing is very neat and legible.

Grade: Your final grade will be calculated according to HW (50%) and Final (50%).