MAT 530 Topology, Geometry I, Fall 2013.

  • Textbook :
    O.Ya.Viro, O.A.Ivanov, N.Yu.Netsvetaev, V.M.Kharlamov, Elementary Topology: Problem Textbook, AMS, 2008.
    The book is available in the campus bookstore (but can certainly be found for less money elsewhere). It is the required text. Parts of the homework will be assigned from it, and there will be required readings.

    The last part of the course is covered in the following text

    Topological manifolds, which is organized as a continuation of the main textbook.
  • Homework: weekly assignments will be posted on Blackboard ( Homework will constitute a significant part of your course grade.

    Homework 1 is due on 9/18.

    Revisit all the definitions in sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11. Be prepared by Monday, September 23 for reproducing any of the definitions in writing.

    Homework 2 is due on 9/25.

    Homework 3 is due on 10/2.

    Revisit all the definitions in sections 12 - 17. Be prepared by Monday, October 7 for reproducing any of the definitions in writing.

    Homework 4 is due on 10/9.

    Midterm exam will be on October 14 (Monday), in class. It will cover general topology. Here is a very detailed program for the exam. Among the problems there will be theorems with proofs from the following list. No books or notes are allowed on the exam.

    A make up of the midterm exam will be on Monday, October 28 at 4 pm in Physics P123.

    Homework 5 is due on 11/3.

    Homework 6 is due on 11/13.

    Homework 7 is due on 11/25.

  • Final Exam will be on Tuesday, December 17, 2:15PM-5:00PM in room P122 of Physics Building. Here is a very detailed program for the exam.

    Use the new version of the unpublished chapters of the textbook.

    On Monday, December 16, in Math. Building P-131 at 5 pm I will give a consultation. Please, come with all your questions.

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