# MAS435 Algebraic Topology

Lecturer: Neil Strickland

## Module information

The syllabus, timetable and assessment arrangements are

here.
There is no course material on MOLE/Blackboard; everything is
linked from this page instead.

Lectures will be on Mondays at 9 in Lecture Theatre B, and Tuesdays at 1 in Room F24.

## Assessment

There will be a final exam, counting for 80% of the grade. The
remaining 20% will be based on Monday quizzes and weekly homeworks.
In each semester there will be 8 quizzes and 8 homeworks, and your
best 5 of each will be counted. There are 4 marks for each quiz
and 10 for each homework. The quizzes will take only a few minutes
and will typically test your understanding of a recent definition
or theorem.

## Notes

There is a set of

lecture notes covering the full year.

## Lectures

There are some

YouTube videos for Section
17 onwards. I plan to experiment with various different formats,
and I hope that the quality will improve as I get more practice and
better equipment. I welcome comments about what does or does not
work. You can email me or just leave YouTube comments.

## Interactive demonstrations

There are a number of

interactive
demonstrations which illustrate various points in the course.
More will be added as the course progresses. There are also direct
links to these demonstrations in the lecture notes and solutions to
the problem sheets.

## Weekly problems and solutions

These will appear here as the course progresses.

You can either hand work in in the Monday lecture, or put it under
my office door, or scan it and send it to me by email. The
deadline is 5pm on Monday. If you want to use your phone as a
scanner, please
use

CamScanner or a
similar app rather than just taking photos.

## Monday quizzes

There is a

single file with the question
and solutions for all quizzes that have happened so far.

## Past exam papers

## Contact details

Neil Strickland

N.P.Strickland@sheffield.ac.uk

Hicks Building, Room J26

0114 2223852