## Math 295: Lie Theory

### Summer 2011

**Course Info:**

**Course:**Lie Theory**Meetings:**Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.**Dates:**May 24, May 31, June 7, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 26, August 2, August 9 (no meetings June 14, June 21, July 19)**Room:**Math conference room**Instructor:**John Voight**Office:**16 Colchester Ave, Room 207C**Phone:**(802) 656-2271**E-mail:**jvoight@gmail.com**Office hours:**Please make an appointment!**Course Web Page:**http://www.cems.uvm.edu/~voight/295-lie/**Instructor's Web Page:**http://www.cems.uvm.edu/~voight/**Prerequisites:**Mathematical maturity.**Text:**John Stillwell,*Naive Lie Theory*, Springer, 2008.

**Syllabus:**

Lie theory is like all of the fun of analysis, group theory, and linear algebra, rolled into one!

**Homework:**

We'll probably have some homework due.

Cooperation on homework is permitted (and encouraged), but if you work together, do not take any paper away with you---in other words, you can share your thoughts (say on a blackboard), but you have to walk away with only your understanding. In particular, you must write the solution up on your own.

Plagiarism, collusion, or other violations of the Code of Academic Integrity will be referred to the The Center for Student Ethics and Standards.

**Exams:**

There will be no exams in the course. Maybe we'll have a final paper or presentation or something.