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Professor
ANDREA LOI (Tit.)
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[60/65]  MATHEMATICS [65/00 - Ord. 2012]  PERCORSO COMUNE 9 72

Objectives

The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic elements of differential geometry such as differentiable manifolds, vecotr fields and differentiable forms, fundamental in a master course in Mathematics.
The theoretical structure of the teaching consists in the development of the themes of the program, through the introduction of fundamental concepts and the development of a series of theorems with related demonstrations, supported by significant examples, exercises and applications.
In particular, the teaching aims to acquire a good knowledge of the theory differentiable manifolds, smooth maps between differentiable manifolds (immersions, embedding, submersions), Lie groups and Lie algebras.

- APPLIED KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course the student must: be able to apply the concepts and techniques learned both to standard exercises and to the resolution of new problems, which require the independent elaboration of a strategy, or of small rigorous demonstrations, not identical to those already known but inspired by them.

- JUDGMENT AUTONOMY
Knowing how to recognize when a logical procedure is correct. Learn the standard demonstration techniques of differentiable manifolds.

- COMMUNICATION SKILLS
The student will be able to explain and solve problem solving; it will also be able to discuss and demonstrate correctly the most relevant results concerning differential geometry.

- ABILITY TO LEARN
Ability to learn how to solve complex exercises and problems independently. Ability to be able to read and understand an advanced text of mathematics.

Prerequisites

The contents of first degree in Mathematics.

Contents

EUCLIDEAN SPACES
Smooth maps; Tangent vectors in R^n as derivates; Diffrenertial forms on R^n.
MANIFOLDS
Topological manifolds and smooth manifolds; smooth maps on manifolds; the inverse function theorem; quotient spaces and the real projective space.
THE TANGENT SPACE
The tangent space at a point; the differential of a map; the chain rule; Immersions and Submersions; Submanifolds; the regular level set theorem; examples of regular submanifolds; the rank of a smooth map; the Tangent Bundle; vector fields; integral curves.
LIE GROUPS AND LIE ALGEBRAS
Examples of Lie groups; Lie subgroups; Lia Algebras; the Lie algebra of a Lie group.
DIFFERENTIAL FORMS
Differential k-forms; the exterior derivatives; the Lie derivatives.
INTEGRATION ON MANIFOLDS
Orientations, Manifolds with boundary; Integration on Manifolds; Stoke’s theorem.

Teaching Methods

Blackboard and slides during the lectures, personal computer.

Verification of learning

The oral test on the blackboard is about 45 minutes long, with questions about the main parts of the program. The final vote, expressed in thirty-eight, takes account of the student's preparation on each of the topics dealt with.

Texts

W. Boothby,
An introduction to differentiable manifolds and Riemannian Geometry, Academic Press.

L. Conlon, Differentiable Manifolds, Nodern Birkhauser Classics.

Lorin, W. Tu, An Introduction to Manifolds, Springer Verlag.

I. Madsen, J. Tronehave, From calculus to cohomology,

M. Spivak, Calculus on Manifolds, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

More Information

In http://people.unica.it/andrealoi/didattica/materiale-didattico/ students can find the detailed program and the exercises during class.

There is no student reception time. The student can apply for an appointment with the teacher via e-mail.

Our University provides support for students with specific learning disability (SLD). Those interested can find more informations at this link:
http://corsi.unica.it/matematica/info-dsa/

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