Topology 4121A/9021A

Fall 2015

General information


The recommended textbook is

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Course outline

In this course, we will introduce basic concepts of general topology, including: topological spaces, neighbourhoods, bases, subspaces, product and quotient spaces, connectedness, compactness, separation axioms. If time permits, we will conclude with a discussion of Brouwer's fixed-point theorem.


The final grade will comprise three components.


Homework will consist of two types of assignments. There will be weekly exercise lists, solutions will be thoroughly discussed during Tuesday classes. In addition, there will be biweekly written assignments.

Medical accommodations

If you are unable to meet a course requirement due to illness or other serious circumstances, you must provide valid medical or other supporting documentation to the Dean's Office as soon as possible and contact the instructor immediately. It is your responsibility to make alternative arrangements with the instructor once the accommodation has been approved. In the event of a missed final exam, a "Recommendation of Special Examination" form must be obtained from the Dean's Office.

As possible arrangement, a homework grade could be dropped. There will be no make-up homework.

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Academic integrity

Working on homework with your peers is allowed, in fact encouraged. However, all students must write or present their own solutions. Handing in solutions suspiciously similar to those of other students, online sources or textbooks will be considered an instance of cheating. Solutions must give credit to people and sources that have helped.

Scholastic offences are taken seriously and will not be tolerated. For more information, please consult the University policy on scholastic discipline


Please consult Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) regarding accessibility services on campus. Please contact the instructor if you require materials in an alternate format or other accommodations to make this course more accessible to you.