Coursebooks

Algebraic topology

MATH-323

Lecturer(s) :

Urech Christian Lucius

Language:

English

Summary

The aim of this course is to introduce the notions of homology and cohomology of topological spaces and to learn tools to compute them.

Content

- Cell complexes and simplicial complexes
- Simplicial and singular homology
- Exact sequences and excision
- Mayer-Vietoris sequence
- Eilenberg-Steenrod axioms
- Cohomology
- Universal coefficient theorem
- Cup product
- Poincaré duality

Keywords

Homology, cohomology, cell complexes

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Topology

Recommended courses

Group Theory

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

ex-cathedra teaching, exercise classes

Expected student activities

Attending the course, solving the weekly assignments, participating actively in the exercise classes

Assessment methods

Assignments, written exam

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Resources

Bibliography

Algebraic Topology », Allen Hatcher

Algebraic Topology », Tammo Tom Dieck

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Mathematics, 2019-2020, Bachelor semester 6
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Algebraic topology
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Under construction
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
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  • Lecture in German