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MAT 542: Algebraic Topology II
Course Instructor: Mark McLean
Monday, Wednesday 2:30pm-3:50pm in Socbehav Sci N115.
In this course, we will look at higher homotopy groups and stable homotopy groups and some elementary methods of calculation. We will also look at spectra and the connection between homotopy groups and (co)homology. Later on if we have time, we could also look at some topics in rational homotopy theory.
Initially we will be following Chapter 4 of the book
Algebraic Topology by Allen Hatcher.
Tuesday 1-2pm, Wednesday 12-1pm (Math 4-101B).
You can also email me for an appointment or speak with me at tea (if I am there).
You grade will be based on class participation (class/office hours discussion) and also on written homework. You may hand in solutions to at most two homework problems every two weeks (just slide the homework under my office door MAT 4-101b).
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