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16:640:540 - Introduction to Algebraic Topology I

Hongbin Sun

Description:

This course will be an introduction to algebraic topology. Materials we will cover include: fundamental group, van Kampen theorem, covering spaces; singular homology theory with applications, Brouwer's fixed-point theorem; also cohomology theory if we have more time. We will emphasize on computing these algebraic invariants by going over many examples.

Text:

Hatcher: Algebraic Topology

Prerequisites:

Point set topology, abstract algebra


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