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Mathematics Master Information
Core Courses
For the Master's degree in Applied Mathematics the following additional condition (not manifest in myStudies) must be obeyed: At least 15 of the required 28 credits from core courses and electives must be acquired in areas of applied mathematics and further application-oriented fields.
Core Courses: Pure Mathematics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-3002-12LAlgebraic Topology II Information W8 credits4GP. Biran
AbstractThis is a continuation course to Algebraic Topology I. The course will cover more advanced topics in algebraic topology including:
cohomology of spaces, operations in homology and cohomology, duality.
Objective
Literature1) G. Bredon, "Topology and geometry",
Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 139. Springer-Verlag, 1997.

2) A. Hatcher, "Algebraic topology",
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.

The book can be downloaded for free at:
http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/AT/ATpage.html


3) E. Spanier, "Algebraic topology", Springer-Verlag
Prerequisites / NoticeGeneral topology, linear algebra, singular homology of topological spaces (e.g. as taught in "Algebraic topology I").

Some knowledge of differential geometry and differential topology
is useful but not absolutely necessary.
401-3226-00LSymmetric Spaces Information W8 credits4GA. Iozzi
Abstract* Generalities on symmetric spaces: locally and globally symmetric spaces, groups of isometries, examples
* Symmetric spaces of non-compact type: flats and rank, roots and root spaces
* Iwasawa decomposition, Weyl group, Cartan decomposition
* Hints of the geometry at infinity of SL(n,R)/SO(n).
ObjectiveLearn the basics of symmetric spaces
401-3532-08LDifferential Geometry IIW10 credits4V + 1UW. Merry
AbstractThis is a continuation course of Differential Geometry I.

Topics covered include:

- Connections and curvature,
- Riemannian geometry,
- Gauge theory and Chern-Weil theory.
Objective
Lecture notesI will produce full lecture notes, available on my website:

https://www.merry.io/courses/differential-geometry/
LiteratureThere are many excellent textbooks on differential geometry.

A friendly and readable book that contains everything covered in Differential Geometry I is:

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

For Differential Geometry II, the textbooks:

- S. Kobayashi, K. Nomizu "Foundations of Differential Geometry" Volume I (1963) Wiley,
- I. Chavel, "Riemannian Geometry: A Modern Introduction" 2nd ed. (2006), CUP,

are both excellent. The monograph

- A. L. Besse "Einstein Manifolds", (1987), Springer,

gives a comprehensive overview of the entire field, although it is extremely advanced. (By the end of the course you should be able to read this book.)
Prerequisites / NoticeFamiliarity with all the material from Differential Geometry I will be assumed (smooth manifolds, Lie groups, vector bundles, differential forms, integration on manifolds, principal bundles and so on). Lecture notes for Differential Geometry I can be found on my website.
401-3462-00LFunctional Analysis II Information W10 credits4V + 1UA. Carlotto
AbstractSobolev spaces, weak solutions of elliptic boundary value problems, basic results in elliptic regularity theory (including Schauder estimates), maximum principles.
ObjectiveAcquire fluency with Sobolev spaces and weak derivatives on the one hand, and basic elliptic regularity on the other. Apply these methods for studying elliptic boundary value problems.
LiteratureMichael Struwe. Funktionalanalysis I und II. Lecture notes, ETH Zürich, 2013/14.

Haim Brezis. Functional analysis, Sobolev spaces and partial differential equations. Universitext. Springer, New York, 2011.

Luigi Ambrosio, Alessandro Carlotto, Annalisa Massaccesi. Lectures on elliptic partial differential equations. Springer - Edizioni della Normale, Pisa, 2018.

David Gilbarg, Neil Trudinger. Elliptic partial differential equations of second order. Classics in Mathematics. Springer, Berlin, 2001.

Qing Han, Fanghua Lin. Elliptic partial differential equations. Second edition. Courant Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 1. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York; American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2011.

Michael Taylor. Partial differential equations I. Basic theory. Second edition. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 115. Springer, New York, 2011.

Lars Hörmander. The analysis of linear partial differential operators. I. Distribution theory and Fourier analysis. Classics in Mathematics. Springer, Berlin, 2003.
Prerequisites / NoticeFunctional Analysis I plus a solid background in measure theory, Lebesgue integration and L^p spaces.
401-8142-21LAlgebraic Geometry II (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: MAT517

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/en/studies/application/deadlines.html
W9 credits4V + 1UUniversity lecturers
AbstractWe continue the development of scheme theory. Among the topics that will be discussed are: properties of schemes and their morphisms (flatness, smoothness), coherent modules, cohomology, etc.
Objective
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