Each oral exam with start with one of the problems from the list of starting questions. All students are advised to prepare 5 to 10 minute answers to those questions.

June 5, 2013 10:50 AM

I proved the degree formula for a smooth map of connected, closed, oriented n-manifolds, discussed the existence of unit vector fields on spheres, and proved Brouwer's fixed-point theorem.  Precise information on the syllabus and the form of the oral exam will be posted by Thursday June 6th.

May 29, 2013 2:08 PM