Fall 2019 MATH 240 001 LEC

Riemannian Geometry
001 LECMoWeFr 02:00PM - 02:59PMEvans 736John W. Lott25802
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Prerequisites: 214

Description: The first two thirds of the class will be on basics of Riemannian geometry, including: Riemannian metrics, Levi-Civita connection, geodesics and completeness, curvature, first and second variations of arc length and the second fundamental form.  The last third of the class will be an introduction to comparison geometry.

Office: 897 Evans

Office Hours: TBA

Required Text: "Riemannian Manifolds" by John Lee.  The chapters of the book are available for free through the library.

Recommended Reading: http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/people/karcher/RiemCompConst.pdf

Grading: Letter grade based on weekly homeworks and a class presentation.

Homework: To be assigned weekly

Course Webpage: https://math.berkeley.edu/~lott/teaching.html