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Dipartimento di Matematica ''F. Casorati''

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Geometry 2

Professors:
Bonsante Francesco, Pernazza Ludovico
Year:
2015/2016
Course code:
502207
ECTS:
9
SSD:
MAT/03
DM:
270/04
Lessons:
84
Period:
II semester
Language:
Italian

Objectives

Basic knowledge of differential geometry, especially the geometry of curves and surfaces immersed in Euclidean space. Basic knowledge of algebraic topology (fundamental group).

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercise classes.

Examination

Written and oral examination.

Prerequisites

Contents of the courses: Linear algebra, Geometry 1, Algebra 1, Calculus 1 and 2.

Syllabus

Curves

Regular curves. Arc length parameter. Frenet formulae. Curvature and torsion.

Surfaces

Regular surfaces. Diffeomorphisms of surfaces. Tangent plane. First fundamental form. The Gauss map of an orientable surfaces. Second fundamental form. Normal curvature. Gaussian and mean curvature. Isometries and the Theorema Egregium. Geodesics. The Gauss-Bonnet theorem.

Differentiable manifolds

Basic notions and examples. Differentiable maps, tangent and cotangent spaces. The differential. Vector fields and forms.

Fundamental group

Homotopy of paths. Concatenation product and fundamental group. Functorial properties. Deformation retracts. Contractible spaces. Examples and computations.

Bibliography

M.P. Do Carmo: "Differential Geometry of curves and surfaces", Prentice-Hall.

E. Sernesi: "Geometria 2", Bollati Boringhieri.

C. Kosniowski: "Introduzione alla topologia algebrica", Zanichelli.

C. De Fabritiis, C. Petronio: "Esercizi svolti e complementi di Topologia e Geometria", Bollati Boringhieri.

M. Abate, F. Tovena: "Curve e superfici", Springer.

M. Manetti: "Topologia", Springer.

Modules

Professor:
Bonsante Francesco
Lessons:
56
ECTS:
6
SSD:
MAT/03

Professor:
Pernazza Ludovico
Lessons:
28
ECTS:
3
SSD:
MAT/03


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