### MA 232: Introduction to Algebraic Topology

#### August, 2019

### Syllabus

**The fundamental group:** Homotopy of maps, multiplication of paths, the fundamental group, induced
homomorphisms, the fundamental group of the circle, covering spaces, lifting theorems, the
universal covering space, Seifert-van Kampen theorem, applications.

**Simplicial Homology:** Simplicial complexes, chain complexes, definitions of the simplicial homology
groups, properties of homology groups, applications.

#### Suggested books:

- Hatcher, A., Algebraic Topology, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- Armstrong, M.A., Basic Topology, Springer (India), 2004.

#### Assignments

Assignments will be posted roughly once in two weeks.

- Connected Components due by Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019.

#### Course Details

**Instructor:**Siddhartha Gadgil**E-mail:**siddhartha.gadgil@gmail.com.-
**Office:**N-15, Department of Mathematics. **Timing:**Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am to 10:00 am.**Lecture Venue:**Department of Mathematics, IISc.