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.