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

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

HW 2 Due Next Monday

Chapter 5, #17
Chapter 6, #7
Chapter 7, # 6
Chapter 7, #11
Show that the distribution in R3 given by the equation:
d z - y d x = 0
is nowhere integrable.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

HW 1

Here is the homework assignment. It is due next Wed.

Chapt 2 (Vol 1) of Spivak 3,11

Show that if M is a smooth n manifold, and N is a smooth k-manifold, and f:M->N is a surjective, smooth map then there a set of full measure U in N, such that for each x in U, f^-1(x) is a smooth n-k manifold.

Show that a bundle E is orientable if and only if /\^n(E) admits a no where vanishing section. (The crazy asci mess there denote the highest wedge power of E). Show that E is orientable if and only if its dual is.

Chapter 3, number 27

Chapter 4 numbers 1,8