Course info

Instructor: Peter Horn
Office: 206E Carnegie
Office hours: Monday 2:05-3:45 and by appointment. I have an open door policy for short to medium questions.

Lecture: MW 12:45 – 2:05 pm, 115 Carnegie

Text: Algebraic Topology by Allen Hatcher.  I recommend purchasing the book, and it is also available on Allen Hatcher’s website.

Syllabus: read the syllabus for more information.

Further reading:

  • Topology by James Munkres
  • Elements of Algebraic Topology by James Munkres
  • A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology by William Massey

Grading policy: homework (40%), one midterm exam (30%), and one final exam (30%). The exams will be take home. Good mathematical exposition is expected on all written assignments. You may work together on the homework, but you are required to hand in your own work. You must work alone on exams. Homework will be assigned roughly once a week.