Home, 5/14 (last message)

The course is over and the grades are in! As it turned out, the grade percentages went through a very narrow range, 84.3-88.4, so everyone got a B. Alas, I did not see an A-level performace this semester, probably due to the complexity of the material. (And the pickiness of the teacher, some of you may add.)

In any case, thanks to everyone for a significant effort in the course - I enjoyed teaching it!

Have a great summer!
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Home, 5/6

The final exam is scheduled for Friday at 10:30. We will meet in our usual room and proceed from there if it is occupied. The final exam will cover material starting with the Cantor set and will have  problems from or like those on exams 2 and 3. For example, problems that many people have solved will be replaced by similar (new) problems, while those that few have solved will stay. A slightly updated test knowledge document (to reflect the end of section 1.1) has been posted. Theory problems will probably change.

If you need to see me (to pick up exam 3 or homework), you can find me at the office on

Wednesday, 10:00-3:00, Thursday, 10:00-1:30, Friday 9:30-10:30

Good luck on your finals!

Home, 4/25

Exam 2 has been rescheduled for Thursday of next week. It will cover the topics Cantor set, quotient topology, chapter 0 of Hatcher's book (what we covered) and section 1.1 up to page 28. The "test knowledge" sheet has been updated.

The take-home exam 3 will be distributed at exam 2 time and will be due by the following week. It will cover section 1.1 from page 29. Some sample problems are posted as the second assignment labeled 1.1.

Home, 4/18

Homework has been posted for sections from Hatcher's book. We will discuss chapter 0 homework on Tuesday and section 1.1 on Wednesday. Don't forget that we plan on having class on Wednesday, 1:00-2:15.

Exam 2 will take place on Thursday. The "test knowledge" sheet has been updated.

Home, 4/4

Homework for the quotient topology section has been posted in "problem farm". Let's consider them for discussion on Thursday.

On Tuesday, we will start our first section from Hatcher's book.

Home, 3/29

For Tuesday, let's work on the problem set named "Cantor Set" in Problem Farm. (You can find Problem Farm on the scores and docs page).

Home, 3/14

After exam 2, you may relax a little... after all, it's spring break! Have a good one!

Home, 3/7

Having missed classes due to weather this week, exam 1 has been rescheduled for Thursday of next week.

Home, 2/28

Exam 1 is scheduled for Thursday, covering 6.1, 6.2, 4.3, 5.4, 8.2-8.4. You can find the  usual list of content to know under "test knowledge".

Homework for 8.3 and 8.4 is due on Tuesday.

Home, 2/21

We will discuss homework in 8.3 in class on Tuesday. Exam 1 is coming week after next.

Home, 2/14

We will discuss homework in 8.2 in class on Tuesday.

Home, 2/7

Homework in 4.3 and 5.4 is due on Tuesday.

We'll plan on meeting on Wednesday 1:00-2:15 in a room to be determined to make up the one missed class.

Home, 1/24

Homework for 6.2 has been assigned for Tuesday.

Home, 1/13

Homework in 6.1 and 6.2 has been assigned for discussion on Tuesday.

Have a good long weekend!

Home, 1/13

Welcome to the course! Since everyone already took Topology with me in the fall, you already know how this website works. Things will run pretty much the same way in this course as well.