Instructor:  Dr. Gábor MOUSSONG

Text:  M. A. Armstrong, Basic Topology, Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 1983. (available digitally here)

Prerequisite:  Firm knowledge of some standard concepts of first-year calculus (like limits and continuity, manipulating with sets and fuctions) is indispensable. Rudiments of group theory (not much more than uderstanding what the words group, subgroup, homomorphism, isomorphism mean) will also be necessary in the second half of the course.

Course description:  Beginner's introduction to the fundamentals of topology. The lecture roughly follows the first half of Armstrong's book. The first part of the course deals with abstract point-set topology, and he second part introduces some of the more geometric and algebraic ideas.