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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.
JOHN D. MACARTHUR PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
There will be weekly homework assignments due every Friday.
No collaboration allowed.
Grades will be weighed as follows: 40% homework, 30% midterm and 30% final exam. Collaboration is not allowed.
Munkres, James, Topology, Pearson, 2001. ISBN: 0131816292.
Hatcher, Allen, Algebraic Topology, Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0521795400.