## Topology II |
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**Instructor:** Carl Mautner

**Meeting time:** MWF 9-10 in room Surge 284.

**Office hours:** MF 1-2 (or by appointment) in room 255 Surge

**Course Description:**

**Text:**
For the first part of the class, we will continue where 205A left off using the textbook *Topology* by Munkres. We will then transition to *Algebraic Topology* by Allen Hatcher. The latter is available for free online at the author's website as well as in print.

**Grades:** The grade will be based on homework assignments (20%), one midterm exam (30%) and a final exam (50%).

**Homework**: Homework will generally be assigned over the course of the week and due the following Wednesday. A list of the homework problems will be kept on the webpage.

**Collaboration policy:** You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with other students. However, you should think about the problems yourself before discussing them with others and the final write-up of any solution should be your own. Copying other students' solutions is not
allowed. For each question on the problem set, please write a list of everyone with whom you collaborated on that problem. If you did not collaborate with anyone, please explicitly write, "No collaborators."

**Homework assignments:**

1) (Due Jan. 18) - The following problems numbers refer to Hatcher's text. To hand in: Section 1.2, problems 4, 8, 9. Please also think about the following extra questions for discussion, but not to hand in: 3, 14. Also to think about but not hand in: Give RP^n a cell complex structure with one cell e^i in each dimension less than or equal to n (if you are stumped, you can read an explanation under Example 0.4 of Hatcher).

2) (Due Feb. 1) - Section 1.3 in Hatcher: to hand in 9, 14, 15 and just for discussion 7, 12.

3) (Due Feb. 8) - Section 1.3 in Hatcher: to hand in 18, 20 and just for discussion 12. 21.

4) (Due Mar. 3) - Section 2.1 in Hatcher: to hand in 5, 8 and just for discussion 9.

5) (Due Mar. 17) - Section 2.1 in Hatcher: to hand in 16, 17. To do, but I won't collect: Section 2.2 - 12, 28.

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