# MATH 532 Algebraic Topology

#### Fall 2018

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Professor:
Dr. Janet Vassilev

Office: SMLC 324

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

Telephone: 505 277-2214

email: jvassil@math.unm.edu

webpage: **http://www.math.unm.edu/~jvassil**

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.

Homework