Welcome to Topology! For course info and policies, please see the syllabus. For grades, log into Moodle. If you need help, contact Prof. Wright.

**Prof. Wright's office hours:** Mon. 9–10am, Tues. 10–11am, Wed. 2:30–3:30pm, Thurs. 1–2pm, Fri. 11am–noon, and other times by appointment (in RMS 405)

September 5

- Complete the Introductory Survey, if you haven't done so already.
- Read the syllabus carefully and complete the Syllabus Quiz on Moodle.
- Read pages 1–14 in the
*Essential Topology*textbook and complete the reading questions. Bring your completed reading questions to class on Tuesday.

September 10

- Begin Homework 1, which is due next Tuesday, September 17.
- Read Sections 3.1 and 3.2, at least through Example 3.24, in the
*Essential Topology*textbook and complete the reading questions. Bring your completed reading questions to class on Thursday.

Bonus video: Paths to Math: John Urschel

- Finish Homework 1, and upload your solutions to the Homework 1 assignment on Moodle.
- Re-read all of the examples in Sections 3.1 and 3.2, then continue through the end of Section 3.3 in the
*Essential Topology*textbook and complete the reading questions. Bring your completed reading questions to class on Tuesday.

- Begin Homework 2, which is due next Tuesday, September 24.
- Read from the beginning of Section 3.4 through page 39 in the
*Essential Topology*textbook and complete the reading questions. Bring your completed reading questions to class on Thursday.

September 19

Bonus video: Eugenia Cheng on The Late Show

- Finish reading Section 4.1, and read the first two pages of 4.2. Also read Topologies in Applications." Complete the reading questions and bring them to class on Tuesday.
- Read "How to write proofs: a quick guide" by Eugenia Cheng.
- Finish Homework 2 and upload your soloutions to the Homework 2 assignment on Moodle.

- Begin Homework 3, which is due next Tuesday, October 1.
- Re-read Section 4.1 and read Section 4.2 in the
*Essential Topology*textbook and complete the reading questions. Bring your completed reading questions to class on Thursday. - Read the Exam 1 Info.

Bonus: video How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking - with Jordan Ellenberg and article The Psychology of Statistics by Jordan Ellenberg

**MSCS Showcase** Thursday, September 26, 4:30pm, Tomson 280

**MSCS Colloquium:** How many ways are there to juggle? Monday, September 30, 3:30–4:30pm in RNS 210

- Re-read Sections 4.1 and 4.2 in the text. There are no reading questions for Tuesday.
- Finish Homework 3 and upload your soloutions to the Homework 3 assignment on Moodle.
- Read the Exam 1 Info. Recall the precise definitions for each concept, as well as examples of things that satisfy or don't satisfy each definition. Think through the proofs of the results stated on the exam info page.

**Northfield Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium** Tuesday, October 1, 3:15–6:45pm at Carleton

- Review the Exam 1 Info.
- Re-read sections 2.1 through 4.2 in the text.
- Make sure you can state precise definitions and give examples (with justification) of the concepts on the exam info page.
- Make sure you can give proofs of the five results on the exam info page.

October 3

**Exam 1**

- Read Sections 4.3 in the text. There are no reading questions for Tuesday.
- Begin Homework 4. This homework is shorter than usual and is due on Thursday, October 10.

October 8

- Reading to be announced.
- Finish Homework 4, and upload your soloutions to the Homework 4 assignment on Moodle.

**MSCS Research Seminar:** Craig Kaplan, "Computing Tiling Properties of Polyforms," Thursday, October 10, 11:30am–12:30pm in RNS 203

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October 17

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October 22

due at 5pm

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October 24

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October 29

due at 5pm

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October 31

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November 5

due at 5pm

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November 7

**Exam 2**

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November 12

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November 14

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November 19

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November 21

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November 26

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December 3

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December 5

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December 10

December 13

**Final Exam**