Dr. Sadun's M367K Topology, Spring 2008
Lecture Meeting time and place: Tu-Th
11-12:30, RLM 5.104.
Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S08/367K
Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
Office hours: Wednesday 10-11, Thursday 2-3.
The Wednesday office hours are shared with my M427K class.
Textbook: Topology, by James Mukres (2nd
Syllabus: Most of chapters 1-5 and parts
of chapter 7.
Homework: There will be weekly
sets, listed in http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S08/367K/hwk.html.
These will be collected on Thursdays, beginning January 18.
This is a very important part of the course, since the only way to
really learn to write proofs is to write proofs! (It's also worth
40% of your grade.)
Exams: There will be two in-class midterm
exams, on February 7 and April 8, Note The New Date For The Second Exam
plus a final exam. The first
midterm is expected to cover chapter 1, while the second will cover
chapters 2 and 3. These
exams will all be closed book. However, each student will be allowed to
bring a single letter-sized ``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm,
2 crib sheets to the final. These notes must be HANDWRITTEN
- NO XEROXING ALLOWED. Calculators are NOT allowed on the
exams (and would be useless anyway).
Grading: Each midterm counts 20%. The
exam counts 40%. The homework counts 40%. At the end of the
term I will drop your lowest 20%. The final grade distribution is
neither a straight scale nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the
class does as a whole, but I expect to give more B's than A's, and more
A's than C's.
Honor system: The honor system was
approved with only one dissenting vote.
Disabilities: The University of Texas at
upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students
with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean
of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY
Handouts and Other Course Information (always
I wrote for the Statesman.
Writeup of proof
that contrapositives are the same as statements.
First midterm, both with
Second midterm, both with
Final exam, both with