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Introduction to Topology

Course number: 201-10091; Spring Semester 2014

Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Department of Mathematics

Dr. Assaf Hasson
Office No. 204, Bldg 58.
Office hours: Sundays and Tuesdays 11:00-12:00.

Class hours:
Sunday 13h-15h, Bldg 32 class No. 309
Tuesday 12h-14h, Bldg 72 class No. 217

The Grade

There will be 7 homework assignements, gradually published on this web page. You will have to pass at least 5 of them in order to attend the final exam. You can earn 10 points by grading handouts to one work sheet, and writing its solutions. Both grading and homework submission will be done in pairs.

The take home exam : to be electronically submitted not after Oct. 20th.

Syllabus and lecture notes

The course is intended to introduce the students to the basic concepts of point-set topology. If time allows, we will try to give some flavour of algebraic topology as well. We hope to cover:
Important notice: though the lecture notes above cover practically everything we will do in class, they were written for my personal use, and therefore may contain typos and even mistakes. This is not, by any means, the "official text" of the course.


The couse will not follow closely any textbook. Good references for almost all we will do are: Though Kelley's book does not cover the last part of the course.


Homework assignments, as well as homework grades, will be published on the web-page.

A recap exercise (and its solution) on point-set topology to help you sum up what we did in class in that part of the course. This assignment is not for submission.

All exercises should be submitted in class on Tuesdays. Any other form of submission will not be accepted.

Exercise 1 Solution 1
Exercise 2 Solution 2
Exercise 3 Solution 3
Exercise 4 Solution 4
Exercise 5 Solution 5
Exercise 6 Solution 6
Exercise 7 Solution 7