Spring 2018: Elementary Topology

Instructor: Botong Wang, Assistant Professor.

Lectures: TTh 1:00pm-2:15pm, Room BIRGE B302
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm and Thursday 10:30-11:30am in Van Vleck 403

The in-class midterm exam will be on March 1.

The final exam is on Wednesday, May 9, from 2:25pm to 4:25pm. Location will be announced later.

Topics: Basic notions in topology such as metric spaces, topological spaces, basis, continuity, connectedness, compactness, product and quotient topologies.

Textbook: James Munkres, Topology (2nd edition)

Grade: Homework and class participation: 40%, Midterm: 20%, Final Exam: 40%.

Homeworks will be assigned regularly and will be the main source of problems appearing in the exams. There may be notions in the homework problems that are not defined in the class, for which you will need to read the textbook yourself.

Homework 1, Due Feb 6: Section 13 (Page 83), Problem 1, 3, 4, 5, 8.
Homework 2, Due Feb 13: Section 16 (Page 92) Problem 2, 3, 4, 9.
Homework 3, Due Feb 20: Section 16, Problem 10. Section 17 (Page 100), Problem 1, 2, 3, 5.
Homework 4, Due Feb 27:
Homewrok 5, Due Mar 13:
Homewrok 6, Due Mar 20:
Homewrok 7, Due April 3:
Homework 8, Due April 11:
Homework 9, Due April 18:
Homework 10, Due April 25:
Homework 11, Due May 2: