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Differential Geometry — 1st Semester 2018/2019


(for students enrolled in the Master or PhD Mathematics Programs)


Lecturer: Sílvia Anjos
Email: sanjos@math.ist.utl.pt
Office: Mathematics Building, 4th floor, room 4.27
Classes: Mondays and Tuesdays from 11h to 13h in room P9 (Math Building)
Office Hours:



Announcements

The classes are on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11h to 13h in room P9 (Math Building) and the first day of classes is September 17.




Syllabus

Foundations of Differential Manifolds: Manifolds, partitions of unity, tangent space. Submersions, imersions, submanifolds, Whitney Theorem. Foliations.

Lie Theory: Vector fields, Lie brackets, Lie derivative. Distributions and Frobenius Theorem. Lie groups, Lie algebras, actions.

Differential Forms: Tensor and exterior algebras, differential forms. Cartan's formula, de Rham cohomology, Poincaré's lemma. Orientation, integration over manifolds, homotopy. Stokes Theorem, Mayer-Vietoris sequence.

Fiber Bundles: Vector bundles, connections, curvature, metrics. Parallel transport, Riemannian manifolds, geodesics. Characteristic classes, Chern-Weil theory. Gauss-Bonnet Theorem. Principal bundles and Ehresmann connections.




Bibliography

Recommended Bibliography

R. L. Fernandes, Differential Geometry (versão em português: Lições de Geometria Diferencial)

Other Recommended Bibliography

Warner, Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups, Springer (1983)

Bott and Tu, Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology, Springer (1986)

Kobayashi and K. Nomizu, Foundations of Differential Geometry (2 vols.), John Wiley & Sons (1996)




Evaluation

Weekly Homeworks assignments (50% of the final grade) and Final Exam (50% of the final grade).




Homework Assignments

Homework 1, due on Tuesday, September 25




Links

Other Differential Geometry websites:

1st Semester 2014/2015

1st Semester 2013/2014

1st Semester 2003/2004



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