18.905 Algebraic Topology

Fall 2006

On the torus, the cycles intersect in one point.
On the torus illustrated above, the cycles intersect in one point. (Image courtesy of Rowland, Todd. "Homology Intersection." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource, created by Eric W. Weisstein. Used with permission.)

Course Description

This course is a first course in algebraic topology. The emphasis is on homology and cohomology theory, including cup products, Kunneth formulas, intersection pairings, and the Lefschetz fixed point theorem.
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Staff

Instructor:
Dr. Tyler Lawson

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Graduate