Prof. Claude LeBrun.
Office: Math Tower 3-108.
Office hours: TuTh 2:30--3:30, or by appointment.
The main objective of ordinary topology is to determine when two topological spaces are homeomorphic. Differential topology analogously seeks to determine when two smooth manifolds are diffeomorphic. This course will develop some of the basic tools used in the study of smooth manifolds and smooth maps.
Prerequisite: Geometry/Topology II, or permission of the instructor.
No exams will be given in this course. However, a moderate amount of homework will be assigned and collected. For the most recent homework assignment, click here.
Grades will be based on homework and class participation.
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If you have a physical, psychiatric,
medical, or learning
disability that could adversely affect
your ability to carry
out assigned course work, please contact
the Disabled Student
Services office (DSS),
Educational Communications Center
(ECC) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748.
situation and determine, with you, what accommodations are
necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation
disabilities will be treated as strictly confidential.
Students for whom special evacuation procedures might be necessary
the event of
an emergency are encouraged to discuss their
needs with both
the instructor and with DSS.
Important information regarding these issues
can also be found at the following web site:
Students for whom special evacuation procedures might be necessary in the event of an emergency are encouraged to discuss their needs with both the instructor and with DSS. Important information regarding these issues can also be found at the following web site: http://ws.cc.stonybrook.edu/ehs/fire/disabilities.shtml