MAT 529

Title: Topology and Geometry (for Masters Program)

Description: A broadly based introduction to topology and geometry, the mathematical theories of shape, form, and rigid structure. Topics include intuitive knot theory, lattices and tiling, non-Euclidean geometry, smooth curves and surfaces in Euclidean 3-space, open sets and continuity, combinatorial and algebraic invariants of spaces, higher dimensional spaces.

There will be a required short paper on the fundamental group of a topological space or some similar topic.

Offered: Fall

Credits: 3

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