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Math 690 Introduction to Algebraic Topology.


 In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.


  • Time and Place: Tuesday afternoon. 
  • Instructor: Peter Saveliev (call me Peter)
  • Office: 778F Smith Hall (in the alley)
  • Office Hours: TR 1:30-4:30, or by appointment, or any time I am there (usually in the afternoon)
  • Office Phone: x4639
  • Home Phone: 697-7827 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • E-mail: saveliev@marshall.edu (put Math 690 as the subject)
  • Class Web-Page: http://saveliev.net/m690.htm.
  • Prerequisites: MTH 300 and MTH 450.
  • Texts: Topology of Surfaces by Kinsey.
  • Short Description: First course in topology. Necessary point-set topology: topological spaces, continuity, connectedness, compactness, products, quotients. Surfaces and simplicial complexes, Euler characteristics. Introductory algebraic topology: simplicial homology, the fundamental group.
  • Evaluation:  weekly homework.