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Algebraic Topology
(dt. Algebraische Topologie)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
workload
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination
Language,
Grading
German,
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Mathematics.
Original study programme M.Sc. Mathematik / Vertiefungsbereich Mathematik
Duration,
frequency
One semester,
irregular
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Sönke Rollenske, Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker

Contents

Algebraic invariants of topological spaces are constructed (homology, cohomology or homotopy). As application elegant solutions for classical problems of topology are derived (invariance of dimension, fixed point theorems).


Qualification Goals

The students

  • know basic topological constructions,
  • can use algebraic invariants to solve topological problems,
  • can recognize and use functorial relationships.

They deepen

  • the practice of mathematical methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability of abstraction, formulations of proofs),
  • in the recitation classes, their oral communication skills through discussion and free speech in front of an audience.

Prerequisites

None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Foundations of Mathematics and Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis, Algebra. In addition, we recommend the knowledge of topology that will be taught in an introductory course.


Recommended Reading

  • - Hatcher, Allen Algebraic topology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.
  • - May, J. P. A concise course in algebraic topology. Chicago Lectures in Mathematics. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1999



Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2020/21. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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