# 445 - Introduction to Topology 1 - Spring 2020 - UIC

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**Time:** `1400-1450 MWF.`

**Place:** `Stevenson Hall 208.`

**E-mail:** `benjamin.antieau@gmail.com`.

**Course webpage:** `dantie1.people.uic.edu/202001-445.html`

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**Office hours:** 10am-11am Mondays and 1pm-1:50pm Wednesdays in `SEO 419`.

**Book:** The course will use Munkres' *Topology*, 2nd edition, ISBN 0-13-181629-2.
The 1st edition is probably also fine, but you will be responsible for exercises from the 2nd edition.

**Catalog description:**
Elements of metric spaces and topological spaces including product and quotient spaces, compactness, connectedness, and completeness.
Examples from Euclidean space and function spaces. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours.
4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 313.

**Reading:** all references are to Munkres' book unless specified otherwise. This schedule is tentative.
- Wk 1: Sections 12-14.
- Wk 2: Sections 15 and 18.
- Wk 3: Sections 16 and 17.
- Wk 4: Sections 20 and 21.
- Wk 5: Sections 22 and 23.
- Wk 6: Sections 25-27.
- Wk 7: Sections 28-29.
- Wk 8: Sections 30-32.
- Wk 9: Sections 33-34.
- Wk 10: Cancelled.
- Wk 11: Sections 51-52.
- Wk 12:
- Wk 13:
- Wk 14:
- Wk 15:

**Homework:**
- Due 01/22: 13.1, 13.3, 13.4, 13.6.
- Due 02/05: 16.1, 16.3, 16.8, 16.9, 17.3, 17.5, 17.6, 17.11, 17.13, 17.19, and 17.20.
- Due 02/17: 18.2, 19.7, 20.2, 20.5, 20.9.
- Due 02/24: 22.2, 22.5, 23.5, 23.11, 24.1, 25.4.
- Due 03/30: 26.1, 26.6, 26.8, 27.1, 27.4, 29.1, 30.4, 31.2, 31.3, 32.1, 32.3.
- Due 04/06: 51.2, 51.3, 52.1, 52.4, 52.5.

**Evaluation:**
- The final grade will be based on 80% homework and 20% for a take-home midterm, administered the final week of classes.
Late assignments are accepted only at my descretion and only with prior permission. One homework grade will be dropped.
- You are encouraged to work collectively on the homework, though your solution will be written up in your own words. You must cite
*any* outside source you have used
in finding your solution and you must list your collaborators.

**Miscellanea:**
- If you wish to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Disability Resource Center at +1-312-413-2183.
- Come to office hours!