Ma 151a:  Algebraic and Differential Topology (Fall 2016-17)

ANNOUNCEMENTS


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is the first part of a graduate level sequence in topology  We will mainly deal with fundamental groups and homology  If time allows, we will cover basics of cohomology theory as well  This will roughly cover Chapters 0-2 of Hatcher's textbook Algebraic Topology as well as Section 3.1  A little bit knowledge on point-set topology (Ma 109A) and group theory (Ma 005A) will be assumed.


PREREQUISITES

A little bit knowledge on point-set topology (Ma 109A) and group theory (Ma 005A) will be assumed.


SCHEDULE

MWF, 1:00pm - 1:55pm, 159 Sloan.


INSTRUCTORS

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


TA's

Gahye Jeong

gjeong@caltech.edu


OFFICE HOURS

TBA


POLICIES

Homework Policy

There will be weekly homework assignments due every Friday.

No collaboration allowed.

Grades

Grade policies are as follows:  40% homework, 30% midterm and 30% final exam. Collaboration is not allowed.


TOPICS COVERED

TBA


TEXTBOOKS

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

MA151a - MIDTERM

Due 10-28-16

MA151a FINAL

Due Date 12-09-16 12:00pm (noon) 


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