# Spring 2017, MATH T680: Topics in Geometry

**Instructor: Thomas Yu, **email:** yut@drexel.edu
, **office: Korman 268, office hours:** Tuesday & Thursday
2:00-5:00p.m**

**Course
Info. and Syllabus**

**Lecture notes: CH1, CH2,
CH3, CH4, ****CH5, CH6 (with a
very brief introduction to homology), CH7,
CH9, CH9 (Part 2), CH10, CH11**

**Assignments: HW1, HW2,
HW3, HW4, HW5,
HW6****,
HW7**

**Assigned Textbook****: **
**Pre-requisite:** Linear Algebra, Multivariate
Calculus, Vector Calculus, Basic differential geometry and manifold
theory

**Grading policy:** 90% HW, 10% class participation

**Assignments: **

**Textbook:** Ib H. Madsen and Jørgen Tornehave,
From Calculus to Cohomology: De Rham Cohomology and Characteristic Classes

**References: **
- John Lee, Introduction to Smooth Manifolds (Graduate Texts in
Mathematics) 2nd edition
- Alan Hatcher, Algebraic Topology

Policies:
#### Lateness and Absence

Midterm and final exams makeups will not be allowed, except for the REAL
emergencies. Those should be communicated to (and agreed to by) me ahead of
time whenever possible. If not possible it will have to be supported by a
solid evidence.
#### Withdrawing from the course

You may withdraw from the course up to the last day of the sixth week of
class. If you do not withdraw by then, you will receive a grade for the
course.
#### Academic Honesty

The university's Academic Honesty policy is in full effect for this course.
Please read Section 11: "Academic Honesty" in the Drexel University Student
Handbook to make sure you are familiar with this policy.