• Week 1 - Definition of Manifold , Vector Bundles, Definition of Tangent Bundle, Tensors - Reading Vol 1Chapt 1,2,3

Friday, September 22, 2006

Syllabus, course text etc...

The basic "reference" text for the course will be Spivak, volume 1 and 2. The first portion of this course is a discussion of the language of modern differential geometry. Since the first year sequence now includes some of this language we will proceed quite quickly through the initial definitions. Spivak proceeds quite leisurely, so do not be alarmed at the apparently breakneck pace through the book.