Part of your course grade is determined by participation, which can include both in-class participation as well as discussion here on the course webpage. Therefore, your first assignment is to:
- create an account, and
- leave a comment on this post containing your favorite mathematical formula (see below).
To make things interesting, your comment should include a description of your favorite mathematical formula typeset in $\LaTeX$
. If you don’t know how to use $\LaTeX$ this is a great opportunity to learn — a very basic introduction can be found here
. (And if you don’t have a favorite mathematical formula, this is a great time to pick one!)
(P.S. Anyone interested in hearing about some cool “favorite theorems”
should check out this podcast
Here’s our first set of slides, which gives an overview of the course, and dives into our first example: curvature of curves in the plane.
Welcome to the website for 15-458/858 (Discrete Differential Geometry). Here you’ll find course notes, lecture slides, and homework (see links on the right).
If you are a student in the class, register now by clicking here!
To participate in the class, you must register using your Andrew (CMU) email address.
A few things to note:
- You will be subscribed to receive email notification about new posts, comments, etc.
- You can ask questions by leaving a comment on a post. If you’re apprehensive about asking questions in public, feel free to register under a pseudonym.
- Otherwise, please associate a picture to your profile by registering your email address at Gravatar.com—doing so will help us better recognize you in class!
- You can include mathematical notation in your questions using standard $\LaTeX$ syntax. For instance, when enclosed in a pair of dollar signs, an expression like \int_M K dA = 2\pi\chi gets typeset as $\int_M K dA = 2\pi\chi$.
If you encounter any problems while trying to use the website, please contact the TA (listed under the course description).