MATH5070  Topology of Manifolds  2016/17
Announcement
 For those of you who are taking the course, hand in solutions to the problems with *
 Due dates are 20th Oct and 24th Nov
 Classes cancelled on the week of 24th Oct.
 Please hand in solutions of the following problems before the class on 3rd of Nov.
 Section 1.3: 2*, 9*, 10*; Section 1.8: 7*, 8*; Section 2.3: 7*, 12*, 16*; Section 2.4: 13*
General Information
Lecturer

Paul Lee
 Office: LSB216
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Th 2:30PM  3:15PM, Lady Shaw Bldg 222; Tu 10:30AM  12:15PM, Lady Shaw Bldg 222
Course Description
This course is an introduction to several basic topological invariants for manifolds. Major topics are: differentiable manifolds and maps, Sard's Theorem, degree of maps, intersection theory, JordanBrowuer separation theorem, BorsukUlam theorem, fundamental theorem of algebra, PoincareHopf theorem, Hopf degree theorem, deRham cohomology, singular homology, deRham theorem. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in elementary analysis.
Textbooks
 Differential Topology by Victor Guillemin and Alan Pollack
References
 Topology from the Differentiable Viewpoint by John Milnor
 Differentiable Manifolds by Lawrence Conlon
 Calculus on Manifolds by Michael Spivak
 Analysis On Manifolds by James R. Munkres
Assignments
 Suggested Problems: Section 1.1: 12, 13, 18; Section1.2: 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 11; Section 1.3: 2*, 9*, 10*; Section 1.4: 1, 2, 7, 9, 10
 Suggested Problems: Section 1.5: 4, 5, 7; Section 1.6: 1, 2, 3; Section 1.8: 7*, 8*, 13, 14; Section 2.1: 8; Section 2.3: 7*
 Another proof of the $\epsilon$neighborhood theorem. Let me know if you find any problem.
 Suggested Problems: Section 2.3: 12*, 16*, 18, 19; Section 2.4: 4, 5, 6, 7, 13*, 19
 Suggested Problems: Section 2.6: 2*; Section 3.1: 2, 4, 6, 13*, 14, 18, 19, 26*, 27
 Suggested Problems: Section 3.2: 4, 19, 27; Section 3.3: 1, 8, 9, 17; Section 3.5: 4, 5, 12*, 13, 14*, 16*, 17*
 Some facts needed for the exam
Assessment Scheme
Homework  20%  
Exam  80% 
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Last updated: November 16, 2016 15:48:02