Math 426

Course Information


The instructor for the course is me, Ben Williams


The textbook for this course is Topology, 2nd Edition by Munkres.

Other books that cover some of the material of this course include

The book Counterexamples in Topology by Lynn Steen and J. Arthur Steenbach is also relevant to the course and is often amusing.

This course involves some elementary category theory. Here are some references for that material:


This is an undergraduate introduction to topology, the aim of which is to introduce topological spaces, continuous functions, mapping spaces, the fundamental group and covering spaces.
A copy of the pdf class outline may be found here.


A midterm will be held in class on Wednesday 18 October. It will cover all material covered in class up until Friday 13 October.

Office Hours

Office hours are by appointment.

Homework and Supplemental Exercises

Homework 1

Homework 1 was due in class on Monday 18 September. Solutions are now available.

Homework 2

Homework 2 was due in class on Monday 2 October. Solutions are now available.

Homework 3 is due in class on Monday 16 October..


Additional notes on p-norms

Here are some notes on p-norms.