MA3402 - Differential Forms on Manifolds


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

This course deals with the study of differential forms and vector analysis on manifolds. It will develop de Rham theory as a tool to study the topology of manifolds. The topics to be studied are: Manifolds, tangent spaces, exterior algebras and differential forms (local and global), de Rham cohomology, orientation, integration and Stokes's theorem, and applications.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student has knowledge of fundamental concepts and methods concerning differential forms, de Rham cohomology and integration on manifolds. 2. Skills. The student is able to apply his or her knowledge of de Rham theory to formulate and solve problems of a topological nature.

Learning methods and activities

The course will be given in English if the course is attended by students who don't master a Scandinavian language. The course will be given in autumn in years of odd numbers.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNFMA317 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Topology
  • Topology and Geometry
  • Mathematics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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