Up: Math 221A: Foundations of Topology

Math 221A: Foundations of Topology

PDF Version: A PDF version of this syllabus is available here

Instructor: Jon McCammond
Office hours: T 1:00-2:50 / W 2:00-2:50 and by appointment in South Hall 6711
Phone number. 893-2060 (no answering machine)
E-mail. jon.mccammond@math.ucsb.edu
My Home Page. http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/
Course Home Page . http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/courses/fall04/221A/

Text: Introduction to Metric and Topological Spaces, by W. A. Sutherland, published by Oxford Science Publications.

Course description. Metric spaces, topological spaces, continuity, Hausdorff condition, compactness, connectedness, product spaces, quotient spaces. Other topics as time allows.

Grading: The plan is to cover most of, or at least as much of, Sutherland's text as possible in one quarter. Extensive homework assignments will be given. These will be the basis for essentially one-third of your final grade. The other two-thirds will be determined by a midterm and a final exam. The weights of each of these are as follows.

Homework 30%
Midterm 30%
Final 30%
Participation 10%

The midterm will test the material covered during the first half of the course; the final exam will test the second half.

Make-ups: Make-ups for exams will only be given with documented University-approved excuses (see University Regulations).

ADA: Students with disabilities can get assistance from the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (845-1637). I'm happy to work with them and you.

Copyright Information: Please note that all written and web materials for this course have an implied copyright. In particular, you can xerox (or download) for your own use, but you may not reproduce them for others.

Last Modified on 15/Nov/04 by jon.mccammond(at)math.ucsb.edu.