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), May 6, May 15 (Wednesday).

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

Problem Sets:

Some references:

Peter May, A Concise Course in Algebraic Topology.
John Milnor and James Stasheff, Characteristic Classes.
Robert Switzer, Algebraic Topology.
Paul Goerss and Rick Jardine, Simplicial Homotopy Theory.
Charles Weibel, Introduction to Homological Algebra

Some reading: