18.901 Introduction to Topology


Class Info

Introduces topology, covering topics fundamental to modern analysis and geometry. Topological spaces and continuous functions, connectedness, compactness, separation axioms, and selected further topics such as function spaces, embedding theorems, dimension theory, or covering spaces and the fundamental group.

This class has 18.100A, 18.100B, and 18.100C as prerequisites.

18.901 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Hoyois.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-261.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 18.901 was rated 4.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Topology site or on the 18.901 Stellar site.

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