Math 42, Winter 2006

Math 42, Winter 2006,
Differential Geometry

Homework Syllabus Links and Notes Exam Related

General Information


Differential Geometry and its applications, by John Oprea, Prentice Hall (available at Wheelock Books).

Scheduled Lectures

Section Instructor Classroom Lecture (MWF) X-hour
1 Rob Hladky Bradley 104 (2) MWF 1:45 - 2:50 Th 1:00-1:50

Instructor Information

Section Instructor Office Office Hours Phone E-mail
1 Rob Hladky 411 Bradley Hall M 5-6, Tu 1-2, F 2.30-3.30
or by appt.
646-2960 BlitzMail


Exam Date Time Classroom
Midterm exam
Feb. 8th 6:15-8:15 Bradley 105
Final exam
TBA TBA Take-Home

If you have a legitimate conflict with these exams dates and times, please contact your instructor as soon as possible.  Please do not wait until shortly before the exam.

Note. Exams will not be given early to accommodate travel plans.

Homework Policy

Homework assignments will be posted in the homework section of the class website and will be due in on Wednesday's at the beginning of class. It is highly recommended that you begin each homework when it is set and that you work in groups. However it is requested that your final write up be done individually.

The written homework scores not only count towards a large portion of your final grade and allow you to practice and refine your skills but, historically, those students who do the homework sets regularly fair better on the exams.


Students have the option to replace part of the final exam with project work. The project will consist of a written report plus a short in-class oral presentation. The topic is of the students choice but must concern material supplementary to the course syllabus and be approved by me beforehand.
Some suggestions on possible topics can be found; tba
For those taking the project option, the final exam will be shorter and carry less weight.


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the quizzes, the midterm exam, the final exam, and the homework.

Final only Final and Project
100 points
100 points
Midterm exam 50 points 50 points
Project - 50 points
Final exam 100 points 50 points
Total 250 points 250 points

The Honor Principle


Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. (All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Disabilities Coordinator may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability.) Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.