Geometry & Topology I: 189-576A
Lectures: T/Th 11:35-12:55, 1214 Burnside Hall
Instructor: Daniel Wise
923 Burnside Hall,
office hrs. TBA
Text: J.R. Munkres, Topology, second edition Prentice Hall, 2000.
Recommended: Hatcher: Algebraic Topology
Seifert and Threlfall's, Textbook of Topology
Armstrong, Basic Topology
Course description: The first part of the course will be devoted to basic point-set topology,
including continuity, connectedness, compactness, product spaces, quotient spaces,
separation axioms, metric spaces, complexes, and the classification of surfaces.
The second part of the course will focus on the fundamental group, and covering spaces.
The third part of the course will introduce homology.
Homework: There will be about a dozen assignments. Late homework will not be accepted.
The grader is Nima Hoda. Please submit the homework to her mailbox on the due date.
Final Exam: 3 hour exam covering the entire course on Dec 14, 6-9pm.
Calculators: No calculator will be permitted during the exams.
Grades: 25% HW + 25% Midterm + 50% Final
Supplemental: There will be an official supplemental exam worth 50% of the mark.
You know it: Mastery of the material requires that the students devote a significant amount of time to reading
the textbook and solving problems.
Cancelled: TBA – (no need yet).
Rescheduled to: TBA.