MAT 364 Topology and Geometry
Stony Brook Fall 2012
About this course: A broadly based introduction
to topology and geometry, the mathematical theories of
shape, form, and rigid structure. Topics include
intuitive knot theory, lattices and tilings,
non-Euclidean geometry, smooth curves and surfaces in
Euclidean 3-space, open sets and continuity,
combinatorial and algebraic invariants of spaces, higher
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MAT 203 or 205
or 307 or AMS 261.
Advisory Prerequisite: MAT 319 or 320.
Instructor: Moira Chas
Office Hours: : Mo 10:00am-12pm in 3-119 Math Tower, Wednesday 11am-12pm in P-148 Math Tower.
Email: moira at math.sunysb.edu
Office hours: We 10 to 11 in MLC, Th 2:30 to 3:30 in MLC. Fr 1-2 in 3-118 Math Tower.
Email: llong at math.sunysb.edu
When: The course meets Mo-We-Fr 12pm-12:53pm.
Where: Chemistry 128.
|Text: Introduction to
Topology: Pure and Applied, by Colin
Adams and Robert Franzosa.
This book is available at the campus bookstore.
There are also electronic-only versions of the text available at CourseSmart (Price to Student $64.99).
|Problem assignments can always be found on the web at|
|Every homework assignment must be
handed in with a header containing:
Examinations and grading: There will be one midterm exam (in class), and a cumulative final exam. The dates are listed below;&; Success on the exams will require correct and efficient solutions to the more difficult of the homework problems. Part of your grade will be based on class participation in the lecture (note that asking questions in class counts as class participation).
||% of Final Grade|
||Monday, Oct 8th||12-12:53pm||20%|
||Monday Nov 12th
|Final Exam||Thursday, December 13th||5:30pm-8pm||40%|
|Homeworks, participation, etc.||20%|
Make sure that you can attend the exams at the scheduled times; make-ups will not be given. If one midterm exam is missed because of a serious (documented) illness or emergency, the semester grade will be determined based on the balance of the work in the course.Grades will be posted in Blackboard.
All exams are closed notes and closed book. It is not permitted to use cell phones, calculators, laptops, MP3 players, Blackberries or other such electronic devices at any time during exams. Once the exam has begun, use of such devices or having such devices in view, as well as having notes or books on the desk or in view will be considered cheating and will be referred to the Academic Judiciary. Similarly, once the exam has begun any communication with a person other than the instructor or proctor will be considered cheating and will be referred to the Academic Judiciary.
Reading: The textbook is intended to be read. Read the assigned sections before the lecture! This will greatly increase your comprehension, and enable you to ask good questions in class. Furthermore, the lectures will not always be able to cover all of the material for which you will be responsible.
Disabilities: If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services at http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/dss/ or (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
Students who require assistance during emergency
evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with
their professors and Disability Support Services. For
procedures and information go to the following website:
Academic Integrity: Each student must pursue his
or her academic goals honestly and be personally
accountable for all submitted work. Representing another
person's work as your own is always wrong.
Faculty are required to report any suspected instances
of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For
more comprehensive information on academic integrity,
including categories of academic dishonesty, please
refer to the academic judiciary website at