Università degli Studi di Pavia

Dipartimento di Matematica ''F. Casorati''

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Topics in Geometry

Professors:
Cornalba Maurizio, Ghigi Alessandro
Year:
2015/2016
Course code:
504161
ECTS:
6
SSD:
MAT/02
DM:
270/04
Lessons:
56
Period:
I semester
Language:
Italian

Objectives

An introduction to homotopy and homology.

Teaching methods

Lectures and problem sessions

Examination

Oral exam

Prerequisites

The basic notions of group theory, vector space theory and general topology.

Syllabus

The fundamental group. Free groups. The theorems of Van Kampen. Other methods for computing fundamental groups.
Covering spaces. Fundamental group and covering spaces. Higher homotopy groups, maps between spheres, degree,the Jordan curve theorem, invariance of domain. Triangulations, Euler-Poincarè characteristic, orientation, the classification of surfaces.
Basic notions of homological algebra. Singular homology and its homotopic properties, relative homology, axiomatic homology theory, the Künneth formula.
Other homology theories. Simplicial complexes, CW-complexes. cohomology and Poincarè duality.

Bibliography

A. Hatcher: "Algebraic Topology", Cambridge University Press (freely
available online)
M. Greenberg, J. Harper: "Algebraic Topology".
W. Massey: "A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology", Springer-Verlag.
E. Spanier: "Algebraic Topology".

Further references:
M. Greenberg: "Lectures on Algebraic Topology".
C. Kosniowski: "Introduzione alla topologia algebrica".
M. Massey: "Algebraic Topology, an Introduction".
M. Manetti, "Topologia", second edition, Springer, Milan 2014
E. Sernesi: "Geometria 2".
P. Hilton: "Introduction to Homotopy Theory".
S. Hu: "Homotopy Theory".
J. Milnor, Spivak: "Morse Theory".
W. Massey: "Singular Homology Theory".
S. Hu: "Homology Theory".
C. Maunder: "Algebraic Topology".
G. Bredon: "Topology and geometry".

Modules

Professor:
Cornalba Maurizio
Lessons:
28
ECTS:
3
SSD:
MAT/03

Professor:
Ghigi Alessandro
Lessons:
28
ECTS:
3
SSD:
MAT/03


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