Math 7590: Seminar on Braid Theory
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Math 7590: Seminar in Topology: Braids
Time/Place: 12:10 noon - 1:30 pm TTh --- 244 Lockett Hall.
Instructor: Neal Stoltzfus
Office: Lockett 258: 578.1656
Office Hours: TTh 1:30pm or by appointment
Web Page: URL: http://www.math.lsu.edu/~stoltz/Courses/S09/7590/
This site will contain this document on course information,
and links to additional web resources.
Prerequisite: Point-set topology, fundamental groups and modules over rings.
Textbook: Kassel/Turaev, Braid Groups, Springer
We will cover Chapters: 1,2,3,4 and 6, if time permits
Project: Development of a topic related to braids. An oral presentation of your project
will be made during the last week of class. A written report will be submitted
by the Final Exam date.
Grades: Grading will be weighted as follows:
Research Paper Reviews: 20%
Other "portfolio" items: 30%
Last update: 12 January, 2009