# MT 880901: Geometry/Topology II (Differential Topology)

## Spring 2017

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

**Instructor**: John Baldwin

**Email**: john.baldwin@bc.edu

**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%).