WF 8:30am - 9:45am
119 Physics Building
108 Physics Building
- Class attendance is mandatory.
- Textbook: "Differential Geometry and Its Applications" (2nd edition) by John Oprea.
- Ethics: Students are expected to adhere to the Duke Community Standard. You must reaffirm your commitment to these standards on all work. For quizzes, in-class exams, and the final exam, you must work completely independently without collaboration with others.
In a case of academic dishonesty that is resolved directly through a faculty-student resolution agreement approved by the Office of Student Conduct, the terms of that agreement will dictate the grading response to the activity at issue. If a student is found responsible through the Office of Student Conduct for academic dishonesty on a graded activity in this course, and the infraction is not resolved by a faculty-student resolution agreement, then the student will receive a score of zero for that activity, and the instructor reserves the right to further reduce the final grade for the course by one or more letter grades, possibly to a failing grade.
- Homework(HW)/Midterm(MT) rules:
- You may use any aid for the HW assignments, for example textbooks or collaborations with classmates. In fact it is encouraged to work with your peers on the assignments, but you have to submit your own work.
- HW will be assigned out of the text book, which we will follow reasonably closely. It is in your interests to read the book as we go, and the HW problems should help you achieve this. You may turn in one late HW without any penalty, after which penalties will be assessed at the discretion of the grader.
- HW assignments have to be written in LaTeX, and compiled into PDF files.
- The HW will contribute 30% to your grade.
- The MT will held in-class and during class time on Friday, March 1, 2019.
- Notes/books are prohibited and all electronic devices must be powered down during the MT. You have to present clearly written, own work (no collaborations/talking).
- The MT will contribute 30% to your grade.
- There no make-ups for HW/MT with the possibly exception of the following situations:
Please visit these websites to familiarize yourself with the procedures.
- The Final will be take-home, and due by noon on Tuesday, May 2, 2019.
- The Final will contribute 40% to your grade.
things to be familiar with
My contact info
Professor Hubert Bray's MATH 421 website from the previous year
Duke's Academic Calendar for Spring 2018
Duke Community Standard
Homework due on Wednesday, March 22, 2019:
*No need to graph.
**Only do the catenoid.
Comment: There's a lot of excellent exercises in this section, but I cannot assign all of them for HW. If you are looking for some extra challenge, please go through the rest of them. In particular, I recommend: 4.8.22, 4.8.31, and 4.8.34, but the rest are great too!
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