Topology I and II
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.)
- Class Web-Page:
Introductory algebraic topology
- Text: Topology of Surfaces by Kinsey
- Chapter 0. Introduction to algebraic topology (not in the book)
Chapter 2-3. Point-set topology
- Chapter 4. Cell
- 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
Introduction to differential forms.