Math 5043 Spring 2015

Lectures: MWF 11am-12noon Room 207 Cupples I

Instructor: Songhao Li **Office:** 207A Cupples I

**Phone:** (314)935-4208** email****:** sli@math.wustl.edu

**Office Hour: **MW 1pm-2pm or by appointment

**Grader:** Chris Cox

**Course Webpage:** http://www.math.wustl.edu/~sli/math5043_spring2015/course.html

**Textbook:** Algebraic Topology* by* Allen Hatcher

We will cover most, if not all, of the following topics:

-- Fundamental group;

-- Homology

If time permits, which is not likely the case, we will also cover selected topics in cohomology.

COURSE GRADE:

Homework 20%

Test 1 (Feb 16) 20%

Test 2 (Mar 23) 20%

Final (May 4) 40%

Note: For those of who will write the final exam as the department qualifying exam for geometry, the exam will be 3 hours, instead of 2 hours.

Morevoer, the qualifying exam will cover topics that is covered in Math 5041 in Fall 2014.