MATH 532 Algebraic Topology

Fall 2018



Professor: Dr. Janet Vassilev
Office: SMLC 324

Office Hours:  MWF 10:20 -10:50 am, MWF 2-2:30 pm and by appointment.
505 277-2214


Texts :  Topology and Geometry by Glen Bredon and Algebraic Topology by Allen Hatcher (pdf free online)

Course Meetings:  The course lectures will be held in SMLC 352 on MWF at 1-1:50 pm. 

Assessment: Students are expected to take notes daily in class.  To encourage careful notetaking, students will submit a 1-2 page summary of their course notes for the previous week at the beginning of class each Monday (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).  Each summary will be graded out of 10 points and I will drop the lowest 2 summaries to get a score out of 120. Exercises will be suggested in class, students should attempt some of these problems throughout the course of the semester. Each exercise will be graded out of 5 points.  Students can replace class note summaries with excercises if they so choose. Grades will be assigned as follows:

A+: 120 and above

A: 108-119

A-: 96-107

B+: 84-95

B: 72-83

B-: 60-71

C+: 48-59

C: 36-47

F: Below 36

Topics:  Homology, Cohomology, CW-complexes and Homotopy.