MATH-497 / 5 credits

Teacher: Scherer Jérôme

Language: English

## Summary

We propose an introduction to homotopy theory for topological spaces. We define higher homotopy groups and relate them to homology groups. We introduce (co)fibration sequences, loop spaces, and suspensions. We study long exact sequences. We construct Eilenberg-Mac Lane spaces.

## Content

1. Higher homotopy groups

2. Cofibrations and fibrations

3. Loop spaces and suspension

4. Long exact sequences for homotopy groups

5. Eilenberg-Mac Lane spaces

6. Hurewicz homomorphism

## Keywords

Homotopy groups, Cofibrations and fibrations, Loop spaces and suspension, Long exact sequence, Eilenberg-Mac Lane space, Hurewicz homomorphism

## Required courses

Topology I, II, and II, Group Theory, Rings and Fields

## Recommended courses

Rings and modules

## Important concepts to start the course

Fundamental group, Homology groups, cell complexes, excision in homology

## Learning Outcomes

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

• Perform elementary computations of homotopy groups
• Compare homotopy with homology groups
• Define the notions introduced in the course
• State the main theorems and prove them
• Manipulate fibrations and cofibrations
• Apply the tools developed in the course to examples

## Teaching methods

ex-cathedra teaching, exercise classes

## Expected student activities

Attend the lectures and exercise sessions, solve exercises, hand in homework, prepare a presentation

## Assessment methods

The final grade will be assigned based on:

20% - homework in groups

20% - oral presentation during an exercise session

60% - written exam

Dans le cas de l'art. 3 al. 5 du Règlement de section, l'€™eantdécide de la forme de l'€™examen qu'€™il communique aux étudiants concernés.

## Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes Forum Yes

## Bibliography

Algebraic Topology, Allen Hatcher

Algebraic Topology, Tammo Tom Dieck

Algebraic Topology, Edwin Spanier

Introduction to Homotopy Theory, Paul Selick

Modern Classical Homotopy Theory, Jeffrey Strom

## In the programs

• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Topology IV.b - homotopy theory
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: optional
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Topology IV.b - homotopy theory
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: optional
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: Topology IV.b - homotopy theory
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: optional

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