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Algebraic Topology 1 - NMAG409
Title: Algebraická topologie 1
Guaranteed by: Mathematical Institute of Charles University (32-MUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 5
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English, Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Roman Golovko, Ph.D.
Class: M Mgr. MA
M Mgr. MA > Povinně volitelné
M Mgr. MSTR > Povinné
Classification: Mathematics > Topology and Category
Incompatibility : NMAT007
Interchangeability : NMAT007
Is interchangeable with: NMAT007
Annotation -
Foundations of homotopy and singular homology theories. CW-complexes and their homology. Basic cohomology theory. Applications.
Last update: T_MUUK (13.05.2013)
Course completion requirements -

There will be several homeworks. As a requirement to take the final exam students must submit solutions to at least one homework. The final exam will be an oral exam.

Last update: Golovko Roman, Ph.D. (15.10.2023)
Literature -

A. Hatcher "Algebraic Topology"

E.H. Spanier "Algebraic Topology"

Last update: Golovko Roman, Ph.D. (22.09.2020)
Requirements to the exam -

For the oral part of the exam it is necessary to know the whole content of lecture.

You will get time to write a preparation for the oral part which the knowledge of definitions, theorems and their proofs is tested.

We test as well the understanding to the lecture, you will have to prove an easy theorem which follows from statements from the lecture.

Last update: Golovko Roman, Ph.D. (18.09.2020)
Syllabus -
  • Homotopy and homotopy type,
  • Cell complexes,
  • Fundamental group,
  • Van Kampen's theorem,
  • Covering spaces,
  • Classification of covering spaces, deck transformation group,
  • Singular homology, simplicial homology,
  • Exact sequences and excision,
  • Equivalence of simplicial and singular homology,
  • Mayer-Vietoris sequence,
  • Cellular homology,
  • Axioms for homology.

Last update: Golovko Roman, Ph.D. (18.09.2020)
Entry requirements -

Basics of general topology covered by the course Topology and category theory (NMAG332), basic algebraic structures (groups, rings, modules). Homological algebra welcome but not required.

Last update: Šmíd Dalibor, Mgr., Ph.D. (17.09.2019)
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