Will Merry: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2021

NameHerr Dr. Will Merry

401-0000-00LCommunication in Mathematics
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
2 KP1VW. Merry
KurzbeschreibungDon't hide your Next Great Theorem behind bad writing.

This course teaches fundamental communication skills in mathematics: how to write clearly and how to structure mathematical content for different audiences, from theses, to preprints, to personal statements in applications. In addition, the course will help you establish a working knowledge of LaTeX.
LernzielKnowing how to present written mathematics in a structured and clear manner.
InhaltTopics covered include:

- Language conventions and common errors.
- How to write a thesis (more generally, a mathematics paper).
- How to use LaTeX.
- How to write a personal statement for Masters and PhD applications.
SkriptFull lecture notes will be made available on my website:

Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThere are no formal mathematical prerequisites.
401-3001-61LAlgebraic Topology I Information 8 KP4GW. Merry
KurzbeschreibungThis is an introductory course in algebraic topology, which is the study of algebraic invariants of topological spaces. Topics covered include:
singular homology, cell complexes and cellular homology, the Eilenberg-Steenrod axioms.
Literatur1) G. Bredon, "Topology and geometry",
Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 139. Springer-Verlag, 1997.

2) A. Hatcher, "Algebraic topology",
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.

Book can be downloaded for free at:

See also:

3) E. Spanier, "Algebraic topology", Springer-Verlag
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesYou should know the basics of point-set topology.

Useful to have (though not absolutely necessary) basic knowledge of the fundamental group and covering spaces (at the level covered in the course "topology").

Some knowledge of differential geometry and differential topology is useful but not strictly necessary.

Some (elementary) group theory and algebra will also be needed.