MATH 7510 Topology I

Fall 2012

Course Information

Course: MATH 7510 Topology I
Time/Place: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 - 10:20 am, in 114 Lockett
Instructor: Dan Cohen
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, in 372 Lockett,
and by appointment
Prerequisites: MATH 4031 and 4200 or equivalent
Grade: Based on homework (60%), a midterm (20%), and a final (20%). The precise date of the midterm will be announced in class. The final is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 7:30 - 9:30 am. Homework assignments will be announced in class and posted here.
Topology (2nd ed.) by J. Munkres, Prentice Hall, 2000.

Course Description

The first half of this course will cover basic notions of general topology: topological spaces, continuous functions, connectedness and compactness, etc. This material is discussed in Chapters 2, 3, 4, and section 5.1 of Munkres. The second half of the course introduces algebraic topology: homotopy and the fundamental group, and covering spaces. This material is discussed in Chapters 9, 11, and 13 of Munkres. A good supplementary reference for this half is Chapter 1 of Algebraic Topology by A. Hatcher, available here:
Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, 70803
Office: 372 Lockett
Phone: (225) 578-1576
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