### MAT 539 (Spring 1997) Algebraic Topology

## Text and References

**Text**

Marvin J. Greenberg and John R. Harper, *Algebraic Topology,
A First Course*,
Addison-Wesley, New York 1981.

**References**

Edwin Spanier, *Algebraic Topology*

Encyclopedic but rather dry.

P.J. Hilton and S. Wylie, *Homology Theory*

Engaging but marred by exotic terminology and notation.

H. Seifert and W. Threlfall, *A Textbook in Topology*

Still very useful for intuition and examples (trefoil knot
complement, dodecahedral space, incidence matrices, etc.). The original
German *Lehrbuch der Topologie* is also available.

William Massey *Singular Homology Theory*

Another standard text.