Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 7 Jun 2018

CalTitle1: MaPSS: Maths Postgraduate Seminar Series

Auth: dominict@10.17.69.104 (dtat6918) in SMS-WASM

Dear all, The next MaPSS seminar seminar will be held on Monday, the 12th of March at 17:00 in Carslaw 535. There will be pizza and soft drink provided following the talk. ************************************************************************************** Speaker: Joel Gibson (The University of Sydney) Title: A Brief Introduction to Differential Forms Abstract: The language of differential forms was developed in order to do calculus on (oriented) manifolds, particularly in more than three dimensions, where a plane is no longer determined by a normal vector. In this talk, I will give an introduction to integration using differential forms, with many examples in three dimensions relating back to the usual curve, surface, and volume integrals. Using this language, the gradient, curl, and divergence operators are replaced by a single operator, and Stokes’, the divergence, and fundamental theorems of calculus are replaced by a single equation. Time permitting, I will mention de Rham’s theorem, relating the cohomology of a manifold to solutions of differential equations. ************************************************************************************** Staff, please encourage your students to attend.