This schedule is, as the title indicates, tentative. It is updated
up to (and including) the homework due the next week but future
assignments may be modified if the progress of the class requires it.
It is your responsibility to check it weekly.
Homework is a mandatory part of the course. Homework assignments are
due each week at the beginning of the Monday's class. Under no
circumstances will late homework be accepted.
The numbering in the schedule below refer to the course textbook Introduction
to Topology, pure and applied by Colin Adams and Robert
Franzosa. The extra-credit homework (denoted by EC in the
schedule below) is optional but you are encouraged to work on them.
It is allowed (and encouraged) to discuss the
problems with other students in the class, however you (and only you
and nobody else but you) are responsible for the write up. All the work you hand in should be your
own, not copied from someone else work. You should list
all your sources and collaborators. Suspiciously similar
solutions will receive no credit and will be reported to the Academic
New material is presented every week. You should read the
corresponding section of the textbook before the class.
problems in bold letters are the ones to be
Working on the set of problems due next week
will help you review for the midterm. (Note that there are no
in homework assignements: As usual, problems in bold letters are
mandatory. Problems underlined
are for students who aspire to an A, or
A- in the class. (Everybody can try it but it is very important that
you are able to solve ALL the non-underlined problems before trying
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12,
5.14, 5.16 (the correct version of 5.14 is here,
page 6). Extra hw about functions and relations here (due 10/24) for students who got 20 or
less in the midterm.
Monday Oct 8 Midterm 1:
Topics Chapters 1 to 4. (including 4)