Course Information MA 581

Course Syllabus

MA581 Elements of Differential Topology

Lectures will be in LCT 005 at 3:30 PM on Mondays and Thursdays ; Discussion Hour on Tuesdays 3:00 PM in 202 C.

Course Description

Prerequisite: This course assumes knowledge of Multivariable Calculus..

We will cover Chapter 1 from Gullimen and Pollack' Differential Topology book after which we will cover chapters 4,5, 6 from Milnor's book titled Topology froma Differentiable Viewpoint.


Tutorials/Quizzes :   30 + 10 = 40 %
Midterm Exam :   20 %
Final + Seminar :   30% + 10 %


Tutorials will be assigned every week and will be posted on Tutorial site for the class.


Every student is expected give a 30 mintue seminar on a approved topic related to the material covered in class at the end of the semester. Please make an appointment to get the seminar topic approved.


The final exam will be comprehensive. Make up exams will be offered only when you have a valid excuse. If you are cleared by Dean of Student Affairs to be excused from an exam then you should talk to me to arrange for a make up exam.