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Course MAT-40-21-K-6

Manifolds (4V+2U, 9.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U)
4 V Lecture 6.0 CP 56 h 124 h
2 U Exercise class (in small groups) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(4V+2U) 9.0 CP 84 h 186 h


CP, Effort 9.0 CP = 270 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg.
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [MAT-AGCA] Algebra, Geometry and Computer Algebra
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Concept of manifold, in particular differentiable manifold,
  • tangential and other vector bundles to manifolds,
  • partition of unity,
  • orientation
  • differential equations on manifolds, Ehresmann's fibration theorem,
  • differential forms and integration, general theorem of Stokes,
  • special structures on manifolds (e.g. basic concepts of complex, Riemannian and symplectic manifolds).


  • T. Bröcker, K. Jänich: Introduction to Differential Topology,
  • K. Jänich: Vector Analysis,
  • S. Lang: Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds,
  • J.M. Lee: Introduction to Smooth Manifolds,
  • M. Spivak: Calculus on Manifolds: A Modern Approach to Classical Theorems of Advanced Calculus.


Further literature will be announced in the lecture; Exercise material is provided.


Registration for the exercise classes via the online administration system URM (

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Additional knowledge from the courses [MAT-12-25-K-3] and [MAT-12-27-K-3] is useful but not necessarily required.



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MAT-40-21-K-6]

Module Name Context
[MAT-40-21-M-6] Manifolds P: Obligatory 4V+2U, 9.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[MAT-40-4V-KPOOL-4] Elective Courses Algebra, Geometry and Computeralgebra (4V, B.Sc.)
[MAT-70-4V-KPOOL-4] Elective Courses Analysis and Stochastics (4V, B.Sc.)