Dr. Sarah's Differential Geometry (in-class items, video slides...) - Spring 2024

The best way to contact me is during office hours or on the ASULearn need help forum, as I usually check the posts daily, even on weekends.
  • 4140 Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • 5535 Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • What is Due When?
    Date ▢ work is due at the beginning of class

    Final Activities and Project

    6 May - Mon ▢ 2-4:30 is our assigned time at finals
    final project


    Geometry of Spacetime and Relativity


    Theory of Surfaces

    28 Feb - Wed ▢ read pp. 70-76, 212
    ▢ speed of a geodesic interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    class: holey donuts
    26 Feb - Mon ▢ read pp. 67-68, 77-82, 209
    ▢ coordinates and geodesic curvature interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ re-engage 6
    class: sphere and spherical coordinates, Maple

    21 Feb - Wed ▢ surfaces, geodesics and coverings interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ read pp. 247-250
    class: geodesics on cones cones

    Geometry of Curves

    19 Feb - Mon ▢ prepare for the in-class curves assessment and complete any items that remain open
    class: curves assessment

    14 Feb - Wed ▢ read 1.5 pp. 34-35
    ▢ curvature and torsion applications 2 interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ begin curves assessment guide
    class: strake, mystery curve and preparing for in-class curves assessment, slide
    12 Feb - Mon ▢ Project 1: research, investigate and present a curve, Maple, graduate problems are on ASULearn
    ▢ re-engage 4
    class: presentations

    7 Feb - Wed ▢ read 1.3 pp. 21-25
    ▢ curvature and torsion applications 1 interactive video slides  interactions
    class: curvature, torsion, the Darboux vector and the fundamental theorem of space curves
    5 Feb - Mon ▢ read How Flies Fly
    ▢ read 1.3 pp. 19-20
    ▢ TNB 2 interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ re-engage 3
    class: Rucker, TNB frame, curves matching, and spherical epitrochoid,   Maple,   slides,

    31 Jan - Wed ▢ read 1.3 pp. 17-19
    ▢ TNB 1 interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ choice of curve for project 1
    ▢ graduate students: begin working on the additional graduate problems
    class: curve of Archytas, cycloid, helical spiral,   Maple
    29 Jan - Mon ▢ read 1.2 pp. 14-17
    ▢ arc length, tangent, and physical attributes interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ practice submitting PDF of by-hand and Maple work
    ▢ re-engage 2
    class: arc length, T, velocity, speed, acceleration, jerk,   slides,   project 1 Maple

    24 Jan - Wed ▢ read 1.1 pp. 8-14
    ▢ tractrix interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ add ASULearn profile pic or avatar
    ▢ update Zoom and add a profile pic or avatar
    ▢ send me a posting in the need help forum
    ▢ read the syllabus
    class: comparing and contrasting curves, project 1 Maple
    22 Jan Mon ▢ course intro interative video slides  interactions
    ▢ read curves article
    ▢ read 1.1 pp. 1-7
    ▢ lines and Maple intro interactive video slides   Maple  interactions
    ▢ download or access Maple and open the program
    class: curvature   slides  

    17 Jan - Wed ▢ obtain rental book from the bookstore
    class: in-class and between classes,   2130 review and handout
    (optional) Paul's Online Notes: Calc III