Math 450.01: Topology, Fall 2016
Instructor: Sergei Ovchinnikov, TH 931, office hours: TuTh 11:00 - 12:00, phone: 81387, e-mail: (please restrict the use of email and voicemail only to important matters).
Textbooks: Lecture Notes, 2016 and "Princilpes of Topology" by F.G. Croom. Supplementary readings:"Topology" by J.R. Munkres and Supplement to Lecture Notes.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 370.

Course Syllabus:

1. Preliminaries
2. Metric Spaces Lecture Notes and Croom Chapter 3
3. Topological Spaces Croom Chapter 4 and Lecture Notes
4. Connectedness Croom Chapter 5
5. Compactness Croom Chapter 6 and Lecture Notes
6. The Fundamental Group Croom Chapter 9

Bulletin Description, Course Objectives, and Evaluation of Students are found HERE.

Homework grades will count 55% of your grade. Homework assignments are usually given every week. Typically, your assignment consists of 4 - 6 problems. In each assignment only three problems are corrected. These three problems will be chosen randomly by the instructor. Each graded problem worth 3 points, for a total of 9 points per assignment. Partial credits are given. You must use TeX or other typesetting software to present your work.

No late homework accepted for grading in any case!

The two lowest homework scores are dropped, so two homeworks can be missed without affecting your grade. Students are encouraged to discuss assigned problems in class.

Three midterm exams will count 45% of your grade (15% each).

There will be no final examination.


Score 85 - 100 70 - 85 55 - 70 40 - 55 < 40
Grade A B C D F

Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to contact the instructor. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process. The DPRC is located in the Student Service Building and can be reached by telephone (voice/TTY 415-338-2472) or by email (

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