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MATH537 ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY I

Course Code: 2360537
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mathematics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. MEHMETCK PAMUK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Fundamental group, Van Kampens Theorem, covering spaces. Singular homology: Homotopy invariance, homology long exact sequence, Mayer-Vietoris sequence, excision. Cellular homology. Homology with coefficients. Simplicial homology and the equivalence of simplicial and singular homology. Axioms of homology. Homology and fundamental groups. Simplicial approximation. Applications of homology.