Ma 109a:  Introduction to Geometry and Topology (Fall 2016-17)

ANNOUNCEMENTS


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.


PREREQUISITES

TBA


SCHEDULE

MWF, 10:00 - 10:55, 159 Sloan.


INSTRUCTORS

Vladimir Markovic
JOHN D. MACARTHUR PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
364 Sloan
626-395-4350


TA's

Dmitri Gekhtman

356 Sloan

Office Hours: Wednesday's 7:00pm to 8:00pm


OFFICE HOURS

TBA


POLICIES

Homework

There will be weekly homework assignments due every Friday.

No collaboration allowed.

Grades

Grades will be weighed as follows:  40% homework, 30% midterm and 30% final exam. Collaboration is not allowed.


TOPICS COVERED

TBA


TEXTBOOKS

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

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


LECTURE NOTES

Date Description
   
   
   

HOMEWORK

Due Date Homework Solutions
10-07-16 HW1  
10-14-16 HW2  
10-21-16 HW3  
11-04-16 HW4  
11-11-16 HW5  
11-18-16 HW6  
11-28-16 HW7  
     

EXAMS

MA109a MIDTERM

Due Date 10-28-16

MA109a FINAL

Due Date 12-09-16 12:00pm (noon)  


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