Peter B Gilkey
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University of Oregon,
Oregon 97403 USA
Math 4/515 Introductory Analysis III Spring 2014 CRN TBA
Syllabus Version 3
Calculus on Manifolds
MWF 0900-0950; Problem session F TBA
Office hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1000-1050
Text: The text will be lecture notes available as a PDF file and distributed free to the class.
An auxiliary reference is Spivak: Calculus on manifolds (paperback). (Benjamin/Cummings Publishing
Company). Any edition is fine - sometimes used copies of previous editions can be purchased more
cheaply on the web. Note that Spivak is NOT required.
Homework will be due each Monday on the material of the subsequent
week. The Friday discussion hour is an opportunity for you to ask
questions about the homework. The homework problems will be challenging
and it is essential that you have thought about the homework before comming
to the discussion hour. You should also feel free to ask questions regarding
the lecture that have come up then (or during class of course).
I will drop your 2 lowest homework scores in computing the homework
average. This is to allow for life's little emergencies in case
you have to miss turning in 1 or 2 homeworks. Late homework will not be
Grade: Will be based
Note: No class Memorial Day Monday 25 May 2015.
25% on the homework
25% on the mid term Wednesday 29 April 2015
50% on the Final
Exam 10:15 Friday 12 June 2015.
- An incomplete can be assigned when the quality of work is satisfactory but a minor yet
essential requirement of the course has not been completed for reasons acceptable to the
instructor (NOTE: this grade requires a contract to be completed).
According to faculty legislation, final exams may not be given early
under any circumstances. Your final grade will be assigned on the basis of the total point score
of 400 points. Any student getting at least a B on the final will receive
at least a C- in the course; no student can pass the course unless they
receive a grade of D or better on the final exam.
You must bring your photo ID to all exams.
You may bring a 3x5 inch index card with any formulas on it to any exam
if you wish.
Teaching Associate: Ekaterina Puffini. Academic Calendar
The homework will "trail"
the reading assignments and class lectures to give you a bit of time to digest it before it is due.
I don't like to lecture on material Friday and then have homework on it due Monday.
Week 1 (30 March - 3 Apr 2015): The orthogonal group, the oscillation,
the derivative as the best linear approximation.
Week 2 (6 Apr - 10 Apr 2015): The inverse function theorem.
Week 3 (13 Apr - 17 Apr 2015): Start on integration theory.
Week 4 (20 Apr - 24 Apr 2015):
The Riemann integral, sets of measure and content zero.
Week 5 (27 Apr - 1 May 2015): Read 56-73.
Jordan measurability, Fubini's theorem.
Exam Wednesday 29 April 2015
Week 6 (4 May - 8 May 2015):
Partitions of unity, improper integrals, change of variables.
Week 7 (11 May - 15 May 2015): Finish up change of variables theorem.
Week 8 (18 May - 22 May 2015): Discussion of differential forms.
Week 9 (27 May - 29 May 2014): Green's, Gauss's, and Stokes
(25 May 2014 is Memorial Day)
Week 10 (01 Jun - 05 Jun 2014): Discuss fundamental theorem of algebra,
Brauer Fixed point theorem, Can't comb hair on billiard ball theorem.
Course Goals This course builds on Math 4/513 and Math 4/514.
As an exemplar: the uniform limit of continuous functions
is continuous, a continuous function on a compact set attains its minimum and maximum
values, closed bounded subsets of Rn are compact, etc.
The course divides naturally into three (roughly) equal pieces.
- In the first piece,
we discuss the notion of differentiation in the multi-variate context. The derivative is presented
as the best linear approximation; it is then related to the Jacobian matrix of partial derivatives
and to directional derivatives. The chain rule is established and the elementary properties of the
derivative are derived. The inverse and implicit functions are established.
- We then turn
to the theory of Riemann integration. The notion of upper and lower sums are introduced in the
multi-variate context building on the theory introduced in Math 4/513 and Math 4/514. Sets
of content zero and measure zero are introduced and it is shown that a function is Riemann
integrable if and only if it is bounded and continuous except on a set of measure zero. Jordan
measurability is defined in this context and Fubini's theorem is established (interchanging the
order of integration is a bit complicated). Partitions of unity and compact exhaustions are presented
and applied to discuss improper integrals; lecture notes are available to supplement Spivak's
treatment. We conclude this section with the change of variables theorem; again, lecture notes
are available to supplement Spivak's treatment. The change of variables theorem and Fubini's
theorem is explored at length in Homework Assignment 8.
- The final section of the course deals with the generalized Stoke's theorem and differential
forms. At this point Spivak's treatment is just a bit too abstract and requires algebraic sophistication
not really appropriate to the level of this course. Course notes are available. The exterior algebra
will be presented in terms of universal properties, but the properties are stressed not the algebraic
foundations. The role of the determinant in relation to top degree forms is discussed as is
the change of variables and exterior differentiation in the discussion of the
integration theory of differential forms. The generalized Stokes theorem is proved.
The relationship of this theorem to the classical Green's, Gauss's, and Stoke's theorem is explored
at length in homework assignment 9. If time permits, the fundamental theorem of algebra, the
Brauer fixed point theorem (any continuous map from the disk to itself has a fixed point), and
the Billiard ball theorem are presented as applications of this material.
Note Learning outcomes are brief statements identifying the major
skills, abilities, and concepts a student is expected to acquire from your course.
The word "outcomes" can be used interchangeably with "goals" or "objectives"
as long as the abilities in question are meaningfully evaluated using exams, papers,
and other accepted means. The point is to make your expectations more transparent
by articulating what may be only implicit in your course description, lesson topics, and
assignments. Three to six short sentences or bullet points will suffice. Active verbs
(evaluate, analyze, demonstrate, etc.) concretize expectations better than vague
ones (appreciate, study, learn, etc.).
Students should be able to solve problems what
involve giving proofs in the differential calculus. They should be able to present examples
and counterexamples illustrating the relationship between various notions of the derivative.
They should be able to state and solve problems that involve sets of content zero and measure zero.
They should be able to use Fubini's theorem to evaluate certain multi-variable integrals.
They should understand and be able to use partitions of unity and plateau functions in evaluating
improper integrals and to use the change of variables theorem correctly. They should be able
to use Green's, Gauss's, and Stokes's theorem to evaluate multi-variable integrals, to examine
conservation laws, and to invent new verbs such as "concretize".
Undergraduate Grading Standards
There are two important issues that this grading policy recognizes.
Rubric for applied courses:
(1) Mathematics is hierarchical. A student who is given a grade of C or
higher in a course must have mastery of that material that allows
the possibility of succeeding in courses for which that course is a
- (2) Some mathematics courses are primarily concerned with techniques
and applications. In such courses student success is measured by the
student's ability to model , successfully apply the relevant technique,
and bring the calculation to a correct conclusion. The department's
100-level courses and most calculus courses are examples in this category
although these are not the only examples. Other courses such as this one are
primarily concerned with theoretical structures and proof. In such courses
student success is measured by the student's ability to apply the theorems
and definitions in the subject, and to create proofs on his or her own using
the models and ideas taught during the course.
Many courses are partly hybrids incorporating both techniques
and applications, and some element of theory. Some lean more toward applications, others more toward theory.
Modeling, in mathematical education parlance, means the process of taking
a problem which is not expressed mathematically and expressing it mathematically
(typically as an equation or a set of equations). This is usually followed by
solving the relevant equation or equations and interpreting the answer in terms
of the original problem.
- A: Consistently chooses appropriate models, uses correct techniques,
and carries calculations through to a correct answer. Able to estimate error
when appropriate, and able to recognize conditions needed to apply models as
- B: Usually chooses appropriate models and uses correct
techniques, and makes few calculational errors. Able to estimate error when
prompted, and able to recognize conditions needed to apply models
- C: Makes calculations correctly or substantially correctly, but requires
guidance on choosing models and technique. Able to estimate error
when prompted and able to recognize conditions needed to apply
models when prompted.
- D: Makes calculations correctly or substantially correctly, but unable
to do modeling.
- F: Can neither choose appropriate models, or techniques, nor carry
Rubric for pure courses:
- A: Applies the important theorems from the course. Constructs
counterexamples when hypotheses are weakened. Constructs complete and coherent
proofs using the definitions, ideas and theorems from the course. Applies ideas
from the course to construct proofs that the student has not seen before.
- B: Applies the important theorems from the course. Constructs
counterexamples when hypotheses are weakened. Constructs complete and coherent
proofs using the definitions, ideas and theorems from the course.
- C: Applies the important theorems from the course when the application is direct. Constructs simple proofs using the de nitions when
there are very few steps between the de nitions and the conclusions.
Explains most important counterexamples.
- D: Can do some single step proofs and explain some counterexamples.
- F: Unable to do even single step proofs or correctly use de nitions.
Many courses combine pure and applied elements and the rubrics for those
courses will have some combination of elements from the two rubrics above.
Detailed interpretation of the rubrics depends on the content and level of
the course and will be at the discretion of instructors.
Whether to award grades of A+ is at the discretion
Grades in graduate courses
The faculty has reached basic agreement on the meaning of grades for graduate students in the
500- and 600-level courses:
Faculty teaching 600-level courses shall have the option to use different (but functionally
equivalent) assessment procedures to grade students who have been admitted to the Ph.D.
program compared to students in the Master's/Pre-Ph.D. stage of the of the program.
- A+ Truly outstanding work
- A Good Ph.D. or M.S./M.A. level work
- A- Clearly Ph.D. level work, but below average. Good at M.S./M.A. level
- B+ Work which is at the lower margin of acceptable Ph.D. level work,
but quite satisfactory at the M.S./M.A. level
- B Substandard at the Ph.D. level but satisfactory at the M.S./M.A. level
- B- Barely passing at the graduate level
- C+ or below. Unsatisfactory at the graduate level
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Students are prohibited from committing or attempting to commit any act that constitutes academic misconduct. By way of
example, students should not give or receive (or attempt to give or receive) unauthorized help on assignments or examinations
without express permission from the instructor. Students should properly acknowledge and document all sources of information
(e.g. quotations, paraphrases, ideas) and use only the sources and resources authorized by the instructor. If there is any
question about whether an act constitutes academic misconduct, it is the students' obligation to clarify the question with the
instructor before committing or attempting to commit the act. Additional information about a common form of academic
misconduct, plagiarism, is available at
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assault of a child;
physical injury to a child caused by other than accidental means;
any mental injury to a child caused by cruelty to a child;
rape of a child;
Š negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child;
threat of harm to a child;
buying or selling of a child;
allowing a child on the premises where methamphetamine is being manufactured; and
unlawful exposure to a controlled substance that subject a child to risk of harm.
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Statement on Final Exams
1. In the week preceding final examination during fall, winter, and spring terms:
No examination worth more than 20% of the final grade will be given, with
the exception of make-up examinations.
No final examinations will be given under any guise.
No work that will be evaluated for grades/credit will be due unless it
has been clearly specified on the class syllabus within the first two weeks of the term.
2. Take-home examinations will be due no earlier than the day of the formally assigned final examination for the class in question.
This action clarifies and extends earlier faculty legislation (1911 Faculty Assembly archives)
prohibiting the giving of final examinations earlier than officially scheduled.
In addition, you should be aware of the Faculty Advisory Council’s statement on students with
Examination schedules are listed each term in the Time Schedule. Students who are scheduled to take more than three examinations within one calendar day may take the additional examination(s) as makeup examination(s) later in the examination week. The instructor(s) of record for the course(s) beyond the third examination, counting in the order the examination(s) are scheduled, will arrange for (a) makeup examination(s).
The following procedures were approved by the Undergraduate Council to address rare circumstances of competing exam times. Students with examination conflicts may contact the Office of Academic Advising for assistance.
In the case of two examinations scheduled at the same time, the course with the largest enrollment must provide an alternate examination. For conflicts between regular courses and combined examinations, the combined examination course must provide the alternate examination. For combined examinations with conflicts, the largest combined enrollment course must provide the alternative examination.
Questions and concerns regarding this policy should be directed first to the relevant instructor, then the department head, and finally the dean if necessary. You may also find reference to the policy on the Academic Affairs website. If additional input is needed, please contact
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