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Institut für Mathematik

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       Differential Geometry I

Differentialgeometrie I:
Kurven und Flächen (Sommer 2016)

Vorlesung Prof. Ulrich Pinkall
14-16 MA 144
12-14 MA 144
Übung Wai Yeung Lam
Wed 12-14 MA 144
Thu 14-16 MA 144


  • The first exercise class is on 27 April.
  • One can sumbit Assigment 3 via email or leave it to MA810. (Due time: 3pm 17 May)
  • There are no tutorials and offices hours on 1 June and 2 June.
  • For assigments, those without partners please send me (the tutor) an email so that I can pair you up.
  • Here are notes on conformal maps: link 1, link 2, link 3.
  • There is no lecture on 17 June.
  • There will be 11 assigments in total.
  • There are no tutorials and office hours on 30 June, 6-7, 13 July.
  • Lectures and tutorials for the last week of the semsester will be held as usual.
  • The lecture on 18 July takes plance in MA316.
  • Here is a handwritten script in German from 2007 which covers minimal surfaces.
  • The tutorial on 20.7 (Wed) takes place in MA742 and the one on 21.7 (Thu) is in MA648.
  • The lecture on 22.7 (Fri) takes place in MA316.


Differential geometry of curves and surfaces: local and global theory of smooth curves and surfaces in euclidean three-space; special classes of surfaces.


There is a homework assignment every week. Please hand it in by a group of two students. To get an Übungsschein for the oral exam, you need to get at least 50% of the total score. Assignments will be collected at the beginning of Monday lectures.

Recommended Textbooks

  • Blaschke & Leichtweiß. Elementare Differentialgeometrie
  • Do Carmo. Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
  • Hilbert & Cohn-Vossen. Anschauliche Geometrie
  • Hopf. Differential Geometry in the Large
  • Kühnel. Differentialgeometrie
  • McCleary. Geometry from a Differentiable Viewpoint
  • Montiel & Ros. Curves and Surfaces
  • Struik. Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry

There are lecture notes in German from 2005 and revised notes about curves.

  Name Sprechstunde Raum email
Dozent Prof. Ulrich Pinkall by appointment
MA 822
Assistent Wai Yeung Lam
Thu, 12-14
MA 810 lam@math.tu-berlin.de
Sekretariat Annett Gillmeister Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:30 - 11:30 MA 803 gillm@math.tu-berlin.de

Wai Yeung Lam . 21.07.2016.