CIS 610, Summer 1, 2013
Advanced Geometric Methods in Computer Science
Jean Gallier and Dan Guralnik
Course Information
June 14, 2013
This version (Summer 2013) will be devoted mostly to
Linear Algebra, Manifolds, Riemannian Metrics,
Lie Groups
And Lie Algebras
With Applications to Robotics,
Vision, and Machine Learning
** Homework 4 is available (the last one!) **
Read Chapter 1 and parts of Chapter 3 of
Notes on Differential Geometry and Lie Groups
(remark, text)
Coordinates:
Towne 303, MonWedFri, 2:004:00pm
Instructors:
Jean H.
Gallier, GRW 476, 84405, jean@cis.upenn.edu and
Dan Guralnik, GRW ?, guraldan@seas.upenn.edu
Office Hours:
Dan: Tu 13pm, Wed, 56pm
Jean Mon 56pm, Th 24pm
Textbook:
There will be no official textbook(s). We will use material from
several sources
and some class notes, including

Basics of Algebra, Topology, and Differential Calculus (manuscript)
(html)

Fundamentals of Linear Algebra and Optimization; Some Notes
(pdf)

Notes by Dan Guralnik (see Sides and Notes)

Notes on Differential Geometry and Lie Groups
(html)
Latex Tutorial (Especially Section 11):
html
A Word of Advice :
Expect to be held to high standards, and conversely!
In addition to transparencies, we will distribute
lecture notes. Please, read the course notes regularly, and
start working early on the problems sets. They will be hard!
Take pride in your work. Be clear, rigorous, neat, and concise.
Preferably, use a good text processor, such as LATEX, to
write up your solutions.
It is forbidden to use solutions of problems posted on the internet.
If you use resources other than the textbook (or the recommended textbooks)
or the class notes, you must cite these references.
Plagiarism Policy
I assume that you are all responsible adults.
Copying old solutions verbatim or blatantly
isomorphic solutions are easily detectable.
DO NOT copy solutions from old solution
sheets, from books, from solutions posted on the internet, or from friend!
Either credit will be split among the perpetrators, or worse!
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