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401-3531-00L  Differential Geometry I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersW. Merry
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentAt most one of the three course units (Bachelor Core Courses)
401-3461-00L Functional Analysis I
401-3531-00L Differential Geometry I
401-3601-00L Probability Theory
can be recognised for the Master's degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

AbstractThis will be an introductory course in differential geometry.

Topics covered include:

- Smooth manifolds, submanifolds, vector fields,
- Lie groups, homogeneous spaces,
- Vector bundles, tensor fields, differential forms,
- Integration on manifolds and the de Rham theorem,
- Principal bundles.
Lecture notesI will produce full lecture notes, available on my website at
LiteratureThere are many excellent textbooks on differential geometry. A friendly and readable book that covers everything in Differential Geometry I is:

John M. Lee "Introduction to Smooth Manifolds" 2nd ed. (2012) Springer-Verlag.

A more advanced (and far less friendly) series of books that covers everything in both Differential Geometry I and II is:

S. Kobayashi, K. Nomizu "Foundations of Differential Geometry" Volumes I and II (1963, 1969) Wiley.