Information Sheet


Revised December 5, 2001

The www.math.iastate.edu/lieb/534/info.html.

  • Be sure to purchase the textbook, Topology (second edition) by Munkres.
  • The course will be graded based on homework and the final exam. Homework is worth 250 points and the final is worth 150 points for a total of 400 points. Grades will be based on your total points. Approximate cut-offs are 90% (360 points) = A, 80% (320 points) = B, 70% (280 points) = C, 55% (220 points) = D. Adjustments to this scale (such as plus/minus grades) will be made at the instructor's discretion.
  • There is a syllabus at the bottom of this page. It is given in two forms, one based on the second edition and one based on the first edition of the textbook. The official syllabus is the one based on the second edition. Whenever there is a conflict in dates or material, the second edition syllabus is the correct one.
  • Late homework assignments will be graded when I have time but there is no penalty for late homework.  You can now link to the solutions to some of the homework problems from Chapters 1 (the file is in PDF format).   If you want to see solutions of other homework from this chapter, please e-mail me. You can also link to solutions to problems from Homework #3.
  • Tentative course grades are also available now.
  • Syllabus for Math 534

    [This is the revised syllabus based on the second edition.]

    Chapter     Dates

    1         August 28-September 6 (We will skip Sections 8 and 11)

    2         September 11-October 4

    3         October 9-30 (We will skip Sections 25 and 29)

    7         November 1-15 (We will skip Sections 44 and 47)

    THANKSGIVING BREAK No class November 20-22

    4         November 27-December 6 (We will skip Sections 34 and 35)

    5         December 11-13 (Section 37 only)

    [This is the syllabus based on the first edition but I did not revise it on October 23.]

    Chapter     Dates

    1         August 28-September 6 (We will skip Sections 1.8 and 1.11)

    2         September 11-October 4

    3         October 9-18 (We will skip Section 3.8)

    7         October 23-November 13 (We will skip Section 7.9)

    4         November 15-December 4

    THANKSGIVING BREAK No class November 20-22

    5         December 11-13 (We will skip Section 5.3)

    Homework assignments

    Due September 4: Section 1/ #3, 8   Section 2/ #3    Section 3/ #3     Section 5/ #3cd (The versions of this exercise are different in the two editions. Use the version from the second edition, which is easier.)
    Additional assignments will be made on the web at: www.math.iastate.edu/lieb/534/hw.html.