Introduction to topology

Fall 2017

**Instructor:** Stephen Bigelow.

**Office hours:** MTW 10:30–11:30
(maybe full of calculus students)
or by appointment,
in 6514 South Hall.

**Textbook:**
*Topology, a first course*,
by Munkres.

**Course description:**
We will cover chapters 2-4 in the textbook,
and as much as possible from chapters 5-8.
To meet the
area requirement
,
we need to cover:
Metric spaces, topological spaces, continuity, Hausdorff condition, compactness,
connectedness, product spaces, quotient spaces. Other topics as time allows.

**Grading:**
Half homework, half final exam.
The final exam will be in the classroom 4-7 on Monday December 11.

Prof. Bigelow 2017-09-28