Mathematics 453, Fall 2006
TuTh 14:5516:10 Malott 207
Professor
Tara Holm
Office: Malott 589
Phone: 6072552392


Office Hours:
 Tuesday 11:0012:00
 Wednesday 3:004:00
 By appointment

If you have any questions, please come by my office, or send me
email!!
Topics: Pointset topology: topological spaces, open and
closed sets, continuous functions, connectedness, compactness, and
quotient spaces. Algebraic topology: homotopy, the fundamental
group. Perhaps the classification of surfaces.
Text: Singer & Thorpe, Lecture
Notes on Elementary Topology and Geometry. You can buy it
from
Amazon or the Cornell bookstore.
Syllabus: Available in PDF.
TA Bradley Forrest is the TA for the course. His email address is btf4(at)cornell(dot)edu. His office is in 114 Malott and he has office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:152:15pm.
Homework Assignments
The first
Extended Glossary is due on 31
August 2006.
The first Problem set is due on 7 September 2006.
The second
Extended Glossary is due on 14
September 2006. If you want to hand in a draft, it is due by noon on 11 September 2006.
The second Problem set is due on 21 September 2006.
The third
Extended Glossary is due on 28
September 2006.
The third Problem set is due on 5 October 2006. If you want to LaTeX your solutions, and you the source for the diagram in question 9, please email me. Deadline extended to 12 October 2006
The fourth
Writing assignment is due on 26
October 2006.
The fourth Problem set is due on 2 November 2006.
The fifth
Writing assignment is due on 9
November 2006.
Here are some extra problems about groups. You do not need to turn these problems in.
The fifth Problem set is due on 16 November 2006.
The sixth and last
Writing assignment is due on 28
November 2006.
Exams
The Prelim TakeHome Exam is due on 19
October 2006.
The Final TakeHome Exam is due at 12 noon on 12
December 2006.