# 401-3001-61L Algebraic Topology I

Semester | Autumn Semester 2021 |

Lecturers | W. Merry |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

### Courses

Number | Title | Hours | Lecturers | |||||||
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401-3001-61 G | Algebraic Topology I | 4 hrs |
| W. Merry |

### Catalogue data

Abstract | This 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. |

Objective | |

Literature | 1) 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: Link See also: Link 3) E. Spanier, "Algebraic topology", Springer-Verlag |

Prerequisites / Notice | You 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. |

### Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again) | |

Performance assessment as a semester course | |

ECTS credits | 8 credits |

Examiners | P. Biran |

Type | session examination |

Language of examination | English |

Repetition | The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit. |

Mode of examination | written 180 minutes |

Written aids | None |

This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding. |

### Learning materials

Main link | Information |

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### Groups

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### Restrictions

There are no additional restrictions for the registration. |

### Offered in

Programme | Section | Type | |
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Doctoral Department of Mathematics | Graduate School | W | |

Mathematics Bachelor | Core Courses: Pure Mathematics | W | |

Mathematics Master | Core Courses: Pure Mathematics | W |