## ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Registration for Fall 2015-16 opens Thursday, May 21, 2015.
- Beginning of Instruction for the Fall term is Monday, September 28, 2015.
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## COURSE DESCRIPTION

Math 109a is the first course in the Ma 109 sequence, Introduction to Geometry and Topology. In the first part of the course, we will introduce notions of general point-set topology, basic examples and constructions. Topics will include the notions of compactness, metrizability, separation properties, and completeness. The second part of the course will be an introduction to algebraic topology, including the fundamental group and homology theory.

## OFFICE HOURS

Professor's : Monday and Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 PM, 272 Sloan

TA's : Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, 353 Sloan

## POLICIES

There will be weekly homework assignments due every Friday in class. Grade policies are as follows: 40% homework, 30% midterm and 30% final exam.

## TEXTBOOKS

Munkres, James, Topology, Pearson, 2001. ISBN: 0131816292.

Hatcher, Allen, Algebraic Topology, Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0521795400.

## HOMEWORK

Due Date | Homework | Solutions |
---|---|---|

October 16 | p.83: 5, 6 p.92: 4, 7, 9 p.100, 101: 6, 13, p.111, 112: 8, p.118: 7, p.144: 2, p.158: 10 | |

October 23 | p.112: 13, p.145: 5, p.146: 5, 6, p.171: 8, p.172: 13 | |

October 30 | p.171: 10, p.177: 2, p.181: 4, 6, p.199: 6 | |

November 3 (by 2:00 pm) | Midterm Exam | |

November 13 | Munkres p.280, 281: 2, 7, Hatcher Chapter 0: 5, 9, 12, 14 | |

November 20 | Hatcher Section 1.1: 6, 7, 13, 16, 18 | |

December 4 | Hatcher Section 1.2: 4, 7, 16, Section 1.3: 4, 9, 12, 14 | |

December 11 (by 2:00 pm) | Final Exam |