Math 611, Algebraic Topology

Spring 2013


Instructor: Richard Hain

This will be a standard 1-semester course in algebraic topology. Topics to be covered include:

There will be lots of examples and applications to help students learn the material.

Text: Hatcher, Allen: Algebraic topology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.

References:
  1. Greenberg, Marvin J: Lectures on algebraic topology, W. A. Benjamin, Inc., New York-Amsterdam 1967. (Out of print.)
  2. Hatcher, Allen: Algebraic topology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.
  3. Munkres, James: Topology, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2000.
  4. Munkres, James: Elements of Algebraic Topology, Perseus, 1984.
  5. Spanier, Edwin H: Algebraic topology, Corrected reprint. Springer-Verlag, New York-Berlin, 1981. (This is a standard reference.)

Quote: "A topologist is somebody who does not know the difference between a bagel and a coffee cup." Colbert on donuts and spheres.

Assignments:

Handouts:


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