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

- General Topology by John L. Kelley
- Introduction to Topology by Burt Mendelson
- Algebraic Topology by Alan Hatcher. This book is freely available online. Chapter 1 covers the material on the fundamental group and covering spaces. It is quite advanced compared to Munkres.

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:

- Conceptual Mathematics by F. Williams Lawvere and Stephen H. Schanuel.
- Selected chapters of Algebra by Serge Lang contain a gentle introduction to category theory. The emphasis there is on algebraic categories.
- The book Categories for the Working Mathematician by Saunders Mac Lane is a standard reference.

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 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 are by appointment.

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

Here are some notes on p-norms.