Algebraic Topology II (AlgTopII)
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.
MSc Programme in Mathematics
MSc Programme in Mathematics with a minor subject
- 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 4 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. (These courses cover the equivalent of Chapter 1 and 2
and parts of Chapter 3 of Hatcher's book "Algebraic
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Type of assessment details
- Weekly homework counting 50 % towards the grade and a 3 hours 'closed-book' final in-class problem set counting 50 % of the grade.
- Only certain aids allowed
All aids allowed for the weekly homework. No books, notes, or no electronic aids are allowed for the 3 hours final exam, except for one personally created one-sided A4 page of handwritten notes.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner.
Criteria for exam assessment
The student should convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Intended learning outcome.
Single subject courses (day)
- Theory exercises
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 4
- No limit
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Department of Mathematical Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Jesper Grodal (2-6d6a437064776b316e7831676e)
- Jan Paul Steinebrunner (3-6c7275426f63766a306d7730666d)
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