Updates

Syllabus

Course Policy  

Some Links 


Math 430-431, 630-631 Topology I and II


 Syllabus

 In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.

 

  • Time and Place: 11:00-12:15 pm TR at 516 Smith Hall. 
  • Instructor: Peter Saveliev (please, call me Peter)
  • Office: Smith Hall 741A  
  • Office Hours: TR 12:15-2:00, 3:30-4:30 (tentative), or by appointment, or any time I am there (usually in the afternoon)
  • Office Phone: x64639
  • Home Phone: 697-7827 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
  •         
  • E-mail: saveliev@marshall.edu
  • Class Web-Page: http://math01.com and Introductory algebraic topology
  • Prerequisites: Math 300
  • Text: Topology of Surfaces by Kinsey
  • Fall:
        - Chapter 0. Introduction to algebraic topology (not in the book)
        - Chapter 2-3. Point-set topology
  • Spring:
        - Chapter 4. Cell complexes
        - Chapter 5. Euler characteristic
        - Chapter 6, 7. Homology
  • Goals: familiarity with the basics of topology, understanding its place in mathematics, sciences, and engineering
  • Grade Breakdown:
        - quizzes (open book) + take home homework: 40% (drop one)
        - 2 exams (open book): 15% each
        - final exam: 30%
  • Letter Grades: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60

Related: Math 691. Differential geometry, aka Introduction to differential forms.