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Math 443 Algebraic Topology

Spring, 2003

Instructor Information

Instructor: Office Hours: Email:
Doug Ravenel Hylan 918
Phone: 275-9421
TBA
doug@ravenel.net

Class Meetings

CRN  Time  Place 
62195

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:15

Hylan 1106B 
Friday 2:00-3:15 when needed

Links

Allen Hatcher's book Algebraic Topology
Ran Levi's Geometric Topology course
Neil Strickland's Algebraic Topology course
The seven bridges of Königsberg
Platonic solids and Euler's number
Seventeen Proofs of Euler's Formula: V-E+F=2 
A Proof of Euler's Formula
THE MÖBIUS BAND
THE KLEIN BOTTLE
THE BORROMEAN RINGS
Boy's Surface (animation)
Math That Makes You Go Wow 
A Multi-Disciplinary Exploration of Non-Orientable Surfaces
The Hopf fibration 
Three and four dimensional polyhedra

Handouts

(you will need Adobe Acrobat or a 
dvi driver to read some of these)


J. Frank Adams 1930-1989

 

Leonhard Euler 1707-1783
Click here for more pictures
Euler is also depicted on the 
Swiss 10 franc note

 

Jules Henri Poincaré 1854-1912
Click here for more pictures

Solomon Lefschetz 1884-1972

Norman Earl Steenrod 1910-1971

Samuel Eilenberg 1913-1998


 
 
 
 
 
 

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