Up: Math 221B: Homotopy Theory

Syllabus for Math 221B

Instructor. Jon McCammond
Office hours. TWTh 10:30-11:20 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/winter03/221B/

Syllabus A postscript version is available here

Algebraic Topology, by A. Hatcher (also available online at http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/)

Description. (4 units) We will cover all of chapters 0 and 1 in Hatcher, plus a few additional topics. Homotopy groups, exact sequences, fiber spaces, covering spaces and van Kampen Theorem will be the main focus of the course.

Grading. Your grade will be determined by homework scores, one midterm, a comprehensive take-home final exam and your participation in the class. The weights of each of these are as follows.

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

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

ADA. Students with disabilities can get assistance from the Disabled Students Program Office (893-2668). 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 04/Mar/03 by jon.mccammond@math.ucsb.edu.