DUE Date

Dates are subject to change and additional homework will
fill in what is listed. WORK IS DUE at the beginning of class
unless otherwise noted.

9 May  Wed 
Final Project Presentations from 911:30 am
I have office hours Mon 13 and will also be available on ASULearn
messaging.

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3 May  Thur 
Continue working on the final project

1 May  Tues 
Homework 7:
Metric forms will be assigned on a first comefirstserved
topics assigned as a message on ASULearn  be sure to message me your
proposed topic (or a ranked list of a few of them) as well as your group
member's names.
Anti de Sitter: Matt and Melissa
de Sitter: Arthur
EddingtonFinkelstein metric: Joey
FriedmannLemaitreRobertsonWalker metric: Jenna
Godel metric: Emily
Kerr metric: Ryan and Shawn
KerrNewman rotating charged black hole metric: Austin
ReissnerNordstrom metric: Robb
Schwartzschild metric: Kaylee
Wormhole metric: Phillip
Alcubierre metric: Rodney

26 Apr  Thur 
Begin working on homework 7. Your topic must be preapproved on
ASULearn as a message there (Participants, find me, click on send message)
on a firstcomefirstservedbasis
Continue working on the final project

24 Apr  Tues 
Take notes on or highlight the ASULearn homework readings:
1. How to Create Your Own Universe in Three Easy Steps
by Lawrence Brenton in Math Horizons (selections from p. 5, 6 and 9)
2. Relativity by David Brink in the Encyclopedia of Mathematics
and Society p. 123125

19 Apr  Thur 
Begin working on the homework readings for Tuesday
Continue working on the final project

17 Apr  Tues 
Test 2 on Surfaces study suggestions

12 Apr Thur 
Study for test 2 and write down any questions you have.
Continue working on the final project
Look at the ASULearn message I sent you on April 3 or 4th regarding your
course average and feedback on your participation.

5 Apr Thur 
Begin working on the final project

3 Apr Tues 
Homework 6

29 Mar Thur 
Write down to turn in:
1. a final project topic idea
2. page numbers and a brief summary of the content of any
relevant pages in our differential geometry text.
Continue working on project 6.

27 Mar  Tues 
Be prepared to answer some clicker questions on ASULearn
project 4 and 5 solutions,
including aspects that were in the solutions but went further than what you
were assigned.
Continue working on project 6.

22 Mar  Thur 
Use class time to
read through project 5 solutions on ASULearn,
begin working on Homework 6 (numbers 19)
for your assigned surface and begin
thinking about a topic for the final project.

20 Mar  Tues 
Homework 5 [Note that if
you previously printed out the hw, we did not get
to part k, so I have removed it from the hw].

8 Mar  Thur 
Read through Project 4 solutions on ASULearn
and begin working on Homework 5.

6 Mar  Tues 
Write out a proof for the Test 1 Part 3 #2 proof that you did NOT choose.
In addition, correct anything you had points taken off for. You may write
directly on the test. Turn in your test and corrections. This counts for
participation.
Bring your clicker to class

1 Mar  Thur 
Homework 4

28 Feb  Tues 
Begin working on homework 4

23 Feb  Thur 
Read the Surfaces reading on ASULearn and take notes or print out
and highlight it  be prepared to share from the reading and
answer some related clicker questions.

16 Feb  Thur 
Test 1 on Curves study suggestions

14 Feb  Tues 
Study for test 1 and write down any questions you have.

9 Feb  Thur 
Homework 3

7 Feb  Tues 
Read 1.5 and begin working on Homework 3

9 Feb  Thur 
Read 1.3 and
Watching
Flies Fly: Kappatau Space Curves by Rudy Rucker
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.

31 Jan  Tues 
Homework 2
Maple Applet spacecurve.mw that calculates the
Velocity, Acceleration, Jerk, Speed, ArcLength, Curvature, and Torsion
Maple Applet TNBapplet.mw
that animates the Frenet Frame
Both of these files are by past student Nathan Crowder

26 Jan  Thur 
Skim through homework 1 solutions on ASULearn (I updated it as of Tuesday
morning), including the Maple commands I used for plotting.
Continue working on homework 2

24 Jan  Tues 
Read the Curves reading on
ASULearn
and section 1.1 in the book
and write down any questions you have. Be prepared to
share from and discuss the readings.
Bring your iclicker to class
In ASULearn, click on Profile, click on Edit Profile,
and add a picture of yourself so that it is easier to get to know each
other. To
contact anyone in class, click on Participants, click on their
picture, and
click on Send message. This is the best way to contact me outside of
class and office hours.
Begin working on problems 1 and 2 of homework 2 (see the January 31 due
date).

19 Jan  Thur 
Search google for Dr. Sarah, click on my page, and click on the MAT 4140
link and then read through the Syllabus link.
Homework 1: Calc 3 Review of Curves.
I am happy to help in office hours or as an ASULearn Message
[[Participants / my picture /
Send message]
You may wish to review
concepts via web pages such as:
Paul's
Online Calculus III Notes
http://math.etsu.edu/Multicalc/
or
http://omega.albany.edu:8008/calc3/toc.html
Purchase the textbook, which is available in the bookstore:
Differential Geometry and Its Applications
(Classroom Resource Materials)
The Mathematical Association of America Edition in 2007 [The
one with "The Bat" surface on the cover]
John Oprea, 469 pp., hardbound, 2007
ISBN: 9780883857489
Rent the iclicker from the bookstore [if you have one from the past or
another class, one suffices]
