
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 12:301:20.
 Office Hours are in PHSC 521 on Mon 9:0010:00am; Tue 11:00noon;
Thu 10:3011:30am. 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,
Graduate Student (pizza) Seminar.
 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 3839:
2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17.
 [04] Due Wednesday 03/23.
Do these problems on free products.
 [05] Due Wednesday 03/30.
Hatcher 5354: 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 20.
Hatcher pg 39: 18 (b), 19.
 [06] Due Friday 04/29
Hatcher 7982: (turn in starred problems only) 1, 2, 3, 4*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13, 14*, 15,
27*.
 [07] Due Wednesday 05/04
Hatcher 8687: (turn in starred problems only) 3, 5, 6*, 7, 8*, 9, 10*, 11, 12*
