Weekly Assignments


Week 1 reading: Ch 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. Regular curves and arc length.

Homework #1 is due Wed Jan 11

(link to pset 1)


Week 2 reading: Ch 2.1, 2.2. Curvature of plane curves.

Homework #2 is due Wed Jan 18

(link to pset 2)


Week 3 reading: Ch 2.3. Space curves and Frenet frames.

Homework #3 is due Wed Jan 25

(link to pset 3)


Week 4 reading: Ch 4.1, 4.2, 4.4. Smooth surfaces

Homework #4 is due Wed Feb 1

(link to pset 4)


Week 5 reading: Ch 4.3, 4.4, 6.1.

Homework #5 is due Wed Feb 8

(link to pset 5)


Week 6 reading: Ch 6.2, 6.3.

The midterm exam is due Wed Feb 15.


Week 7 reading: Pressley Ch 6.4; Shifrin Ch 2 p.35 to halfway p.47

Homework #6: Shifrin Ch 2.2 problems 2ab, 3ab, 13.


Week 8: finish reading Shifrin Ch 2.

Homework #7: Shifrin Ch 1.2 problem 4; Ch 2.2 problems 6, 7, 12a, 20a.


Week 9.


Week 10.

General Course Information

General Course Information

Elementary Differential Geometry, by Andrew Pressley

Homework is assigned and collected on a weekly basis. Assignments are posted on Friday. Homework assignments are due the following week on Wednesday, at the time of lecture. They are graded, and your homework score factors into your final grade.

Homework: 1/3; Midterm 1/3; Final: 1/3

Honor principle
Collaboration on homework assignments is permitted and encouraged. However, you must write up the solutions to all homework problems yourself. Even if you discuss homework problems with others, you should never simply copy the solution from someone else, but need to formulate and write up the solutions by yourself, in your own words.

Collaboration on exams of any kind is not permitted.

Special considerations
If you have a disability of any sort and may need need disability-related classroom or exam accommodations, please make an appointment to see your instructor as soon as possible. All conversations will remain confidential, although we may consult the Student Accessibility Services Office. You can stop by the Accessibility Services Office in Collis Center to register for support services.

Times and Locations

Times and Locations

Office hours
Mon 4-5, Tue 2-3, 308 Kemeny Hall

Period 12, MWF 12:50-1:55, Kemeny 108
x-hour: Tuesday 1:20-2:10

Midterm take-home exam: Handed out Wed Feb 8, due on Wed Feb 15
Final take-home exam: During final exam week