Math 535 General topology, Fall 2018.

Class time and place: MWF 2.00pm-2.50pm, 143 Altgeld Hall.
Professor: Igor Mineyev, 243 Illini Hall. Email is not very efficient for discussions. Please talk to me before/during/after classes and come to office hours.
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1.00pm-1.50pm.
Textbook: James Munkres, Topology, second edition. For additional material, feel free to look at Algebraic topology by Hatcher (freely available online).
Course description.

Homework will appear here. If a newer version does not show up, restart your browser. We will roughly follow Part 1 of the textbook, plus some concepts from algebraic topology and functional analysis.

Exams and grades. Do not miss the exams. There will be one midterm exam on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the regular time. The final exam is at 7:00pm-10:00pm on Friday, December 14, 2018, in the regular classroom, as stated in the Final Exam Schedule. Two lowest homework assignments will be dropped at the end of the course. The midterm exam will count as 20% of the grade, the homework 50%, and the final exam 30%.

To see your current score for the class, click on the "Score Reports" link on the left in www.math.illinois.edu/Classes/, then enter your password.


I am also teaching Math 595 Open problems in group theory and topology, in the second half of Fall 2018. It starts on Monday, October 22, 2018.
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