- Dr. Sarah's Office Hours this week
- ASULearn To access ASULearn (to post messages to Dr. Sarah or classmates, solutions, and grades).
- Class highlights Includes a day to day overview and activities that were completed in class or lab.
- Syllabus and Grading Policies
- Jump down to tomorrow's homework which is located
above the red lines
**DUE Date****WORK DUE at the beginning of class unless otherwise noted!**4 May - Mon - Final Project from 12-2:30.

Brachistone: David and Dustin

Designing the Cover of a Baseball: Cayce and Robby

GUI EFG: Jason and Jeremy

A Look at Geometric Surfaces Fixed to a Rotational Axis In a Flow Field: Casey and Shiloh

Mathematical Background of General Relativity: Jason and Jason

Java version of the mean and gaussian curvature worksheet: Bish

Jerk etc: Mark and Matthew

Wormholes: Ariana and Rebecca- Anytime from Apr 23-May 6, take a try of the ASULearn
*Anonymous Advice for Next Semester*survey, which counts as participation credit. I can see whether you have completed the survey or not, in order to give you participation credit, but the responses are anonymously reported to me in class summary form.**__________****________________________________________________________________________****__________****________________________________________________________________________**28 Apr - Tues - Prepare to present your final project abstract orally in class.
21 Apr - Tues - Work on the choice of a final project topic.
16 Apr - Thur - Project 6 metric form and relativity presentation

Alcubierre metric: Jason, Jeremy, Mark, and Matthew

Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates: David, Dustin and Robbie

Kerr metric: Casey and Shiloh

Schwartzschild metric: Jason and Jason

Wormhole metric: Ariana, Bish, Cayce, and Rebecca7 Apr - Tues - Test 2 on Surfaces. study suggestions
6 Apr - Mon - Rebecca has booked room 322 at 7pm in Belk Library Monday night for a study session.
2 Apr - Thur - Study for test 1 and write down any questions you have.
- Begin working on Project 6.
31 Mar - Tues - Read through the final project criteria under the final exam due date and begin thinking about a topic.
26 Mar - Thur - Project 5: Prepare a short presentation for your surface:

1) Parametrization that can be used for the Maple worksheet Gauss Curvature and Mean Curvature

2) Project or sketch a picture of the surface

3) Physically interesting features

4) Historical significance and/or significance in current research or applications

5) Show Maple or other work for the Gauss curvature

6) Discuss instrinsic Gauss curvature arguments (positive, negative, or zero)

7) Show Maple or other work to show if the mean curvature is 0 or not.

8) If you used any references other than our text, then give proper credit to them.24 Mar - Tues - Read Project 4 Solutions on ASULearn.
17 Mar - Tues - Project 4 is due. Maple file on geodesic and normal curvatures: Adapted from David Henderson.
5 Mar - Thur - Read Project 3 Solutions on ASULearn.
- Begin working on Project 4.
3 Mar - Tues - Construct an annular hyperbolic plane
26 Feb - Thur - Project 3
24 Feb - Tues - Correctly complete all of the test 1 demonstrations for which you did not score a 15/15 on for a possible +2 on your test. Turn in the original test too.
12 Feb - Thur - Test 1 on curves study suggestions
- Philip is organizing a study group in room 210 of the library from 6pm to 2am.
10 Feb - Tues - Study for test 1 and write down any questions you have.
- Read project 2 solutions on ASULearn.
5 Feb - Thur - Project 2
3 Feb - Tues - Skim through solutions to Project 1 on ASULearn.
- Read Watching Flies Fly: Kappatau Space Curves by Rudy Rucker
- Work on Project 2
29 Jan - Thur - Find as many people as you can related to the creation of the Frenet formulas and the years of their contributions, including Bartels, Frenet, Pagani, and Serret.
27 Jan - Tues - Project 1

Maple Applet spacecurve.mw that calculates the Velocity, Acceleration, Jerk, Speed, ArcLength, Curvature, and Torsion

Maple Applet TNBapplet.mw that animates the Frenet Frame.22 Jan - Thur - Begin working on project 1.
20 Jan - Tues - Read 1.1 and write down any questions you have. Be prepared to share something from the reading.
15 Jan - Thur - Search google for Dr. Sarah, click on her page, and click on the MAT 4140 link and then the Syllabus link. Write down any questions you have - the university considers this a binding contract between us.
- Complete the Calc 3 Review of Curves. I am happy to help in office hours. Dr. Klima sells books out of his office for math club, if you need a calc 3 text, or you may wish to review concepts via web pages such as: http://math.etsu.edu/Multicalc/ or http://omega.albany.edu:8008/calc3/toc.html
- Purchase the textbook
*Differential Geometry and Its Applications*

The Mathematical Association of America Edition in 2007

Classroom Resource Materials

John Oprea

469 pp., hardbound, 2007

ISBN: 978-0-88385-748-9 - Final Project from 12-2:30.