Up: Math 221B: Homotopy theory

Syllabus for Math 221B

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

Instructor. Jon McCammond
Office hours. T 10-11:20, 12:30-1:50 and by appointment in SH 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/winter10/221B/

Textbook. Algebraic Topology, by A. Hatcher, Cambridge University Press
Available online at http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/

Course 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%

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.

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