# MAT 530: Geometry and Topology I (Fall 2014)

### About the course

The field of topology
was developed about 100 years ago to provide foundations for analysis and
geometry. In the course, we will look at the most important definitions and
results from basic point set topology and elementary algebraic topology. For
textbook, we will use the second edition of *Topology* by James Munkres;
the paperback version costs less than $20 on amazon.
Please have a look at the syllabus for additional
information.

### Time and location

We meet on Monday and Wednesday, 10:00–11:20 am, in room **P-124**
of the Physics building, with an extra (inofficial) recitation hour on
Friday, 10:00–11:00 am, in room **P-123**.
Office hours are on Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm, in room **3-117** of the
Mathematics building.

### Midterm

The midterm was held in class on October 15. Here are the solutions. The average was 28 (out of 40) and the median 27; the highest score was 40, the lowest one 16.

### Final exam

The final exam was held on December 16. Here are the solutions.

### Lecture notes

Here are my notes for the lectures.

### Homework assignments

- Week 1 (due September 3)
- Week 2 (due September 8), and a solution for Problem 2
- Week 3 (due September 15)
- Week 4 (due September 22)
- Week 5 (due September 29)
- Week 6 (due October 6)
- Week 7 (due October 13)
- Week 8 (due October 27)
- Week 9 (due November 3)
- Week 10 (due November 10)
- Week 11 (due November 17)
- Week 12 (due November 24)
- Week 13 (due December 8)