ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY I

Math 643-600

Fall 2002



Instructor: Peter F. Stiller
Office: Blocker Bldg. 634B
Office Phone: 979-862-2905
E-mail: stiller@math.tamu.edu
Office Hours: Dr. Stiller's Fall 2002 Schedule
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Course Information

Time: TTh 2:20 to 3:35
Place: BLOC 624
Text: An Introduction to Algebraic Topology by Joseph J. Rotman , Springer Verlag (1994).
Supplementary Material: See bibliography below
Prerequisites: The student should be familiar with the basic concepts of point set topology and algebra - primarily group theory.
Grades: Mid-term Exam (25%), Final Exam (25%), Homework Sets (50%). Homework problems will be assigned weekly.



9/3 & 9/5 Chapter 0
Read Chapter 0
Problems: 0.1*, 0.3, 0.4, 0.6*, 0.7*, 0.8(i), 0.14, 0.16(vi), 0.17* 0.18*, 0.19*, 0.20* (Problems with an asterisk (*) are due 9/11.)
Read through problems 0.9, 0.10, 0.12 and 0.13

9/9 & 9/11 Chapter 0 (continued) and Chapter 1
We will continue our discussion of Chapter 0.
Read Chapter 1 pgs. 14-18

9/17 & 9/19 Chapter 1 (continued)
Read Chapter 1 pgs. 18-30
Problems: 1.1*, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6*, 1.8*, 1.9*, 1.10*, 1.11*, 1.12* 1.13*, 1.14* (Problems with an asterisk (*) are due 9/24.)

9/24 & 9/26 Chapter 1 (continued) and Chapter 2
Read Chapter 2 pgs. 31-38
Problems: 1.15, 1.19*, 1.22, 1.23*, 1.24*, 1.26*, 1.29, 1.30, 1.32* 1.33, 1.34*, 2.1*, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8*, 2.9, 2.10 (Problems with an asterisk (*) are due 10/3.)

10/1 & 10/3 Chapter 3
Read Chapter 3 pgs. 39-50
Problems: 3.1, 3.2*, 3.4*, 3.5, 3.6*, 3.8, 3.10 (Problems with an asterisk (*) are due 10/8 .)