## 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.