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Description

This is an introduction to topology for qualified undergraduates.

Prerequisites

Minimum grade of C- in MATH410.


Level of Rigor

Advanced


Sample Textbooks

Topology, 2nd Edition, by J. Munkres

Topology of Surfaces, by L.C. Kinsey


Applications



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Additional Notes

Students interested in grad school in MATH should strongly consider this course

Topics

Metric spaces, topological spaces

Continuous maps and homeomorphisms

Connectedness, compactness (including Heine-Borel, Bolzano-Weierstrass, Ascoli-Arzela theorems),

Cantor sets

Fundamental group (homotopy, covering spaces, the fundamental theorem of algebra, Brouwer fixed point theorem)

Surfaces (e.g., Euler characteristic, the index of a vector field, hairy sphere theorem)

Elements of combinatorial topology (graphs and trees, planarity, coloring problems)