Syllabus and Homework Assignments |

**Announcements: **

- Massey, William: Algebraic topology, an introduction
- Hatcher, Allen: Algebraic topology
- Munkres, James: Elements of algebraic topology
- Rotman, Joseph: An introduction to algebraic topology
- Vick, James: Homology theory
- Hilton, Peter & Wylie, Shaun: Homology theory
- Spanier, Edwin: Algebraic topology

**General Comments on the Course: **

Textbook & Classes | Instructor | Homework & Examinations |
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Grades | Honor Principle | Disabilities |

Textbook & Classes |
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*A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology * by William S. Massey

Classes held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:45 - 2:50 (x-hour Thursday, 1:00 - 1:50) in Kemeny Hall, Room 108.

It is each student's responsibility to be aware of academic deadlines as stated by the Registrar.

Instructor |
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Martin(o) Arkowitz

Office: 207 Kemeny Hall

Office hours:
Tuesdays: 2:00 - 4:00, right after each class, and by appointment

Phone: 646-2419 or BlitzMail (preferred)

Homework & Examinations |
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- Readings from the text will be assigned for each class period and homework will be assigned weekly. For the assignments, see Syllabus and Homework Assignments. Homework will be collected with the assignment for week n due on Wednesday of week n+1.
- There will be a take-home midterm which will be handed out the fourth or fifth week of the term. The final exam will either be a take-home exam or an oral exam.

Grades |
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- The course grade will be based upon the exams, the homework assignments, and classroom participation. The distribution of points is as follows.

Midterm Exam | 100 points |

Final Exam | 150 points |

Homework and Classroom Participation |
50 points |

Total | 300 points |

The Honor Principle |
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- On Exams: No help given or received.

- On Homework: Students are encouraged to work together with one or two classmates and/or to seek help from the instructor. Office hours are on Tuesday, the day before homework is due, and students are strongly encouraged to come by for help. Students should state on their homework paper the names of those with whom they have collaborated. What is important in doing homework is the eventual comprehension of the solution of the problem.
When a student writes up a homework problem it is to be his or her own understanding of how to solve the problem. The solutions that a student submits must be written by him or her alone. Any copying of another person's solutions will be regarded as a violation of the Honor Code.

Disabilities |
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- Students with learning, physical, or psychiatric disabilities enrolled in this course who may need disability-related accommodations are encouraged to meet with the instructor before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services office may be consulted.