MT 880901: Geometry/Topology II (Differential Topology)
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
Grade: Your final grade will be calculated according to HW
(50%) and Final (50%).