Academic Year: 
2014/5 
Owning Department/School: 
Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits: 
6 
Level: 
Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 1

Assessment Summary: 
EX 100% 
Assessment Detail:  
Supplementary Assessment: 
MA30039 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 
Before taking this unit you must take MA20216 and take MA20218 and take MA20219 
Description: 
Aims: This course will use vector calculus to develop the local differential geometry of curves and surfaces in Euclidean 3space. In this way, an introduction is given to an area of mathematics which has been the subject of active research for over 200 years.
Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, the students will be able to apply the methods of calculus with confidence to geometrical problems. They will be able to compute the curvatures of curves and surfaces and understand the geometric significance of these quantities.
Content: Topics will be chosen from the following:
* Parametrizations, tangent spaces, tangent maps.
* Euclidean motions.
* Curves: length of curves; arclength; normal fields; curvatures and torsion; normal connection; parallel transport; Frenet curves; Frenet formulae; fundamental theorem; isoperimetric inequality; fourvertex theorem.
* Surfaces: induced metric; conformal parametrization; Gauss map; shape operator; mean, Gauss and principal curvatures; curvature line parametrization; covariant derivative/LeviCivita connection; Koszul's formulae; curvature tensor; GaussWeingarten equations; GaussCodazzi equations; Bonnet's theorem.
* Curves on surfaces: geodesics; geodesic curvature; geodesic polar coordinates; geodesics as local length minimizers; Minding's theorem; Clairaut's theorem; normal curvature; Euler's theorem; Meusnier's theorem; asymptotic lines; curvature lines; Rodrigues' equation; Joachimsthal's theorem; integration on surfaces; GaussBonnet theorem.
* Special surfaces: minimal surfaces; surfaces of constant mean or Gauss curvature; ruled surfaces; developable surfaces.

Programme availability: 
MA30039 is Optional on the following programmes:
Department of Computer Science
 USCMAFB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 3)
 USCMAAB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 3)
 USCMAAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAFB01 : BSc Computing (Year 3)
 USCMAKB01 : BSc Computing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 4)
 USMAAAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)
 USMAAFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 TSMAAFM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences
 TSMAAPM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Physics
 USXXAFB03 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 3)
 USXXAAB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USXXAKB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USXXAFM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 4)
