18.906: Algebraic Topology II

Monday, Wednesday, 11:00-12:30, 2-139

Subject matter: Basic homotopy theory, obstruction theory, classifying spaces, spectral sequences, characteristic classes.

Final exam: There will not be one.

Homework: Due fortnightly. Likely due dates: Mondays Feb 25, Mar 11, Apr 1, Apr 17 (Wednesday), Apr 29, May 13.

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday 1:00-2:00, or by appointment.

Some references:

Peter May, A Concise Course in Algebraic Topology.
John Milnor and James Stasheff, Characteristic Classes.
Robert Switzer, Algebraic Topology.

Some reading:

For a careful treatment of compactly generated weak Hausdorff spaces, you may wish to look at Neil Strickland's notes.