Winter 2013-14


Instructor: Professor Alejandro Adem

Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:50 in ESB 4133

Office Hours: by appointment, in MATX 1203

Textbooks: Hatcher (Algebraic Topology) & Bredon (Topology and Geometry)


This is the second part of an introductory sequence in topology which will familiarize students with basic topics and provide preparation for more advanced courses. Topics include: higher homotopy groups, fibrations, vector bundles, classifying spaces, characteristic classes, spectral sequences, elements of K-theory, Lefschetz Fixed-Point Theorem, cohomology operations, etc.

Problems will be assigned and discussed in class.

Classes will start on Thursday, January 9.

Homework #1 due on Thursday, January 30

Homework #2 due on Tuesday, February 25

Homework #3 due on Thursday, April 3