Time and Place : MWF, 10:00 - 10:50, 3209 Sangren

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Paul Eenigenburg

Office Hours in 3324 Everett:

MWF (8:30 - 10:00)

MTh (1:30 - 2:00)

MTWTh (3:00 - 4:00)

Other times by appt.

Phone: 387-4582 e-mail : eenigenburg@wmich.edu FAX : 387-4530

Click here to obtain assignments as the course progresses.

COURSE PREREQUISITE: The official prerequisites are a C grade or better
in

Math 330 or Math 570. If you have had Math 330 but neither Math
272 nor

Math 570, then this course could be quite challenging. You might
be more

successful in Math 430.

TEXT : *Principles of Topology* by Fred Croom, available
as a coursepack

in the bookstore.

SYLLABUS : Chapter 1 gives some indication about the nature of topology.

Chapters 2, 3, and 4 discuss topology in increasingly abstract settings.

Chapters 5 and 6 discuss two important topological concepts: connectedness

and compactness. Finally, chapter 6 covers buliding new spaces
from old

spaces: product and quotient spaces.

ASSESSMENT : Homework : 40%

Two hour-exams: 30%

Final Exam (Apr 22, 10:15): 30%

Your grade will be no lower that that indicated by the scale :

Percent : 89 82
75 68 60
55 50

Grade : A
BA B CB
C DC D

COURSE PLAN: The course is defined by what is in the book, and I will

attempt to be your guide - helping you with details and giving the
“big picture”.

Before each class, read the next section to get an overview of what
will be

discussed. After each class, read the material again - this time
study carefully

the proofs. I generally will not rewrite these proofs on the
board but instead

will react to your questions about particular difficult points.

MARCH 15 : This is the last date a student can process an official withdrawal

from the course, to avoid a possible E grade. Incompletes are
rarely given, and

they are never given as a substitute for a failing grade.