Fall 2015 Section 0001: 10:30 - 11:20 MWF 210 MLH

**Instructor: ** Dr. Isabel K.
Darcy

Department of
Mathematics and AMCS

University of
Iowa

**Office:**B1H MLH

**Phone:** 335- 0778

**Email**: **idarcybiomath+6400 AT
gmail.com** or isabel-darcy AT uiowa.edu

**Course URL:**
http://homepage.divms.uiowa.edu/~idarcy/COURSES/6400/FALL2015/6400.html

Check this for a list of assignments, exam dates, possible changes in the
course schedule, and electronic copies of course handouts.

** Wiki Site: ** https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/2396793/Class+List

**DEO Contact Information:** Dan Anderson, 14 MLH,
dan-anderson@uiowa.edu

**Office hours:** MWF 9:45am - 10:15am, MW 11:35am - 12:20pm, and by
appointment.

**Course Description: **Homotopy, fundamental group and covering
spaces, CW and simplicial
complexes, simplicial homology, Euler characteristic.

**Goals and Objectives of the Course:** To cover parts of Ch 11 - 13 in
Munkres and chapters 0, 1, 2, 3 of Hatcher.

**Text**:
A) Hatcher's Algebraic Topology - online notes available free at http://www.math.cornell.edu/
~hatcher/AT/ATpage.html)

B.) Munkres' Topology, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall

Other resources:

Massey's
A basic course in algebraic topology.

Munkres, James R., Elements of algebraic topology.

Appendix A in Rolfsen's Knots and Links.

Sato's Algebraic Topology: An Intuitive Approach.

Grading system:
| 86% <= A- < 90% <= A |

HW & Quizzes: 60% | 68% <= B- < 72% <= B < 82% <= B+ < 85% |

Midterm Exam: 20% | 40% <= D < 58% <= C < 68% |

Final: 20% | F < 40% |

**A Word about the Date and Time of the Final Exam::**
The date and time of every final examination is announced by the Registrar
generally by the tenth day of classes. No exams of any kind are allowed
during the last week of classes. All students should plan on being at the
UI through the final examination period. Once the Registrar has announced
the date, time, and location of each final exam, the complete schedule
will be published on the Registrar's web site and will be shared with
instructors and students. It is the student's responsibility to know the
date, time, and place of the final exam.

*GRADING & EXAMS: *All work must be shown in order
to receive credit. This holds for all exams including the final,
all quizzes, and homework.
Important note: If no work is shown, you may receive zero credit
even if your answer is correct.

1 exam and a final will be given. You are required to bring identification to all exams. You are required to pick up your exams and keep them until the end of the semester. The final exam will be cumulative.

**THERE IS NO CURVE IN THIS CLASS, but improvement may be taken
into consideration.**

If there is a mistake in
grading, you must report this mistake within one week from when the
exam, homework, etc. has been handed back to the class (whether or not
you picked up your exam, homework, etc).
Your grades will be posted on ICON.

**Attendance and absences**: Your attendance at each scheduled
class meeting and discussion section is expected. You are
responsible for material covered in class and announcements made during
class; these may include changes in the syllabus. Absences from exams
will require a compelling reason, and must be arranged with your
instructor in advance.

**Student Collaboration and use of outside resources: **You may
collaborate with other students on the homework;
however, each individual student is responsible for turning in your own
homework in your own words. Copying is not collaboration and will
be prosecuted under scholastic dishonesty. ** Any significant
collaboration should be acknowledged. You should also cite any sources
that you use including online resources. **