Math 6240 - Algebraic Topology - Homology Theory
Section 100, Control number 15482
Spring Semester 2010
Department of Mathematics
Western Michigan University
Updated January 8, 2010.
Time and location: Class
meets 1 - 2:15 p.m., TR, in 6620 Everett Tower. The final exam is
Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jay A. Wood,
6617 Everett Tower, 387-4812, email: jay(dot)wood(at)wmich(dot)edu .
Office hours: 1 - 2, M;
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., TR; or by
Course description (from the
graduate catalog): "Topics will include simplicial
complexes, homology and cohomology theories, including singular
homology theory." In fact, we will be covering more of Dr.
Strom's lecture notes (see below).
Prerequisites & Corequisites:
Prerequisite: MATH 5220. (But you really need Math 6210.)
Credits: 3 hours
Textbook: Jeff Strom, Modern Classical Homotopy Theory,
manuscript available from http://homepages.wmich.edu/~jstrom/AlgebraicTopology/LongNotes.pdf
. Another resource is the textbook by Allen Hatcher; see http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/
problems and due dates will be announced in class.
Grades: Grades will be
based on homework assignments (worth 1/2 of the class grade), one
midterm exam (worth 1/6), and a final exam (worth 1/3). When
calculating grades, I will be at least as generous as
90% for an A, 85% for a BA, 80% for B, 75% for CB, 70% for C, 65% for
DC, and 60% for D.
Exam dates: Midterm exam
is Thursday, February 25, in class. The final exam is Wednesday,
April 28, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Collaboration: You may
work together on homework assigments, but not
exams. If you do work together, or if you receive assistance from
someone else, please say so on your paper (e.g., "I worked with Henri
Cartan on problems 5 and 7, and with Michael Hopkins on problems
10 and 15."). Each person is responsible for writing up his/her
own version of the solution.
Accommodation for Disabilities:
student with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning,
psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable
accommodations must contact Ms. Beth
Denhartigh at 387-2116 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
at the beginning of the semester. A disability determination must be
made by this office before any accommodations are provided by the
Student Conduct and Academic Honesty:
You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the
academic policies and procedures
in the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalogs (found online, http://catalog.wmich.edu ) and
from the Office of Student Conduct (at http://www.osc.wmich.edu/ ) that
pertain to student rights and responsibilities. These policies include
cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission,
plagiarism, complicity, and computer misuse. If there is reason to
believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be
referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. You will be given
the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not
responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should
consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty
prior to the submission of an assignment or test.