## Math 5863 - 001     Topology II         Spring 2011

### Course Handouts and Messages

• Information Sheet. First week handout. Office hours, grade breakdown, exam dates, course policies etc.
• Class meets in PHSC 119 on MWF 12:30-1:20.
• Office Hours are in PHSC 521 on Mon 9:00-10:00am; Tue 11:00-noon; Thu 10:30-11:30am. Or by appointment.
• The Mathematics Department seminar listing.
The following seminars are worth keeping an eye on if you are enrolled in Topology II:
-Student Algebra, Student Topology,
-Algebra (Representation Theory), Geometry and Topology,
• Here is a survey paper by Lubotzky on subgroup growth.
• Here is a paper by G. Francis and J. Weeks on Conway's ZIP proof of the classification of closed surfaces.
• Here is Stallings' The Topology of Finite Graphs.
• Here is a previous final exam. (general topology).
• Here are detailed solutions to the final exam.

### Homework

• [01]   Due Friday 02/11.  Finish the (p,q)-torus knot project.
• [02]   Due Friday 02/11.  Do the following homework problems (except for 4, which we covered carefully in class).
• [03]   Due Wednesday 02/23.  Hatcher 38-39: 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17.
• [04]   Due Wednesday 03/23.  Do these problems on free products.
• [05]   Due Wednesday 03/30.  Hatcher 53-54: 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 20.
Hatcher pg 39: 18 (b), 19.
• [06]   Due Friday 04/29   Hatcher 79-82: (turn in starred problems only) 1, 2, 3, 4*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13, 14*, 15, 27*.
• [07]   Due Wednesday 05/04   Hatcher 86-87: (turn in starred problems only) 3, 5, 6*, 7, 8*, 9, 10*, 11, 12*