Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 443: Intro to Algebraic Topology

Course Details
Credit Hours: 3
Description:  In the study of topology, algebraic constructions (called "invariants") are used to help determine whether two differently presented topological spaces are indeed different. In this course, we introduce various topics related to this endeavor, including homotopy equivalence of topological spaces, group presentations, homomorphisms of spaces and of groups, covering spaces, the fundamental group, and homology theories. Time permitting, the cohomology ring of a space will also be introduced.