Algebraic Topology II (AlgTopII)

Course content

This course will be an introduction to homotopy theory and spectral sequences. The first part will focus on elementary homotopy theory covering e.g., fibrations, cofibrations, cellular approximation, Whitehead and Hurewich theorem. The second part will focus on spectral sequences in homotopy theory. The Serre spectral sequence is constructed and used to calculate homology and homotopy groups of a number of interesting spaces.

Education

MSc Programme in Mathematics

Learning outcome
  • Knowledge: To display knowledge of the course topics and content, at the level of a beginning researcher.
  • Skills: To be able to use the acquired knowledge to perform computations.
  • Competencies: To be able to produce independent proofs in extension of the acquired knowledge.

4 hours lectures and 3 hours exercises per week for 9 weeks.

In previous years we have roughly followed Chapter 4 (Homotopy Theory) and Chapter 5 (Spectral Sequences) of Hatcher's book "Algebraic Topology". (This book is available from his website and bookstores.)

Algebraic Topology (AlgTop) and Homological Algebra (HomAlg), or equivalent. Algebraic Topology 1.5 (AlgTop 1.5) can also be advantageous. (These courses cover more or less the equivalent of the first 3 chapters of Hatcher's book Algebraic Topology.)

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

Written
Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Weekly homework counting 50 % towards the grade and a 2 hours 'closed-book' final in-class problem set counting 50 % of the grade.
Aid
Only certain aids allowed

All aids allowed for the weekly homework. No books and no electronic aids are allowed for the 2 hours final exam. Personally created handwritten notes on paper are allowed.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner.
Criteria for exam assessment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 143
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Theory exercises
  • 27
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
NMAA09039U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup
B
Capacity
No limit
Studyboard
Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinators
  • Jesper Grodal   (2-79764f7c7083773d7a843d737a)
  • Piotr Pstragowski   (5-746d737876447165786c326f7932686f)
Teacher

Piotr Pstragowski

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