Course Description:
This course will introduce to
the students the concepts, theories and techniques involving general
topology (also referred as point set topology).
Textbook:
Topology
of surfaces, by L. C. Kinsey, Springer, New York (1997).
Classroom/Schedule:
Room 315, Armstrong Hall/ MWF 2:303:20PM.
Preparation of the Course:
Students are expected to have
successfully taken at least one Calculus course (to have sufficient mathematical
maturity). Having successfully completed a prooforiented math course would
be a plus, but not necessary.
Instructor Information:
INSTRUCTOR: HongJian Lai
OFFICE: Room 308K, Armstrong
Hall.
OFFICE PHONE: 2932011 Ext 2348.
OFFICE HOURS: 1:00PM2::20PM,
Mondays and Fridays (or by appointment).
Performance Evaluation:
Students will be given a list of
suggested homework problems (click Homework in the
box above to find the list) as a minimum homework requirement. Students'
performance will be evaluated by the weekly assignments, by the two midterm
exams and the comprehensive final exam (Exam schedule listed on
this web page is subject to change. Any such changes will be announced in
class at least one week in advance. Click Exam Schedule to find
exam schedule updates).
The contribution to the course
grade (Math381):



Homework

100 points


Midterms

100 points each, total 200 points


Final (Comprehensive)

200 points


Total

500 points





Please note that a student should
take the responsibility if s/he misses an exam by missing the classes in
which changes of schedule are made.
Grading (Expectation and policy):
Score

Grade

450 points and up

A

400449
points

B

350399
points

C

300349
points

D

below
or equal to 299 points

F

Makeup Exam Policy:
Makeup exams will only be given
in the case of sickness or other kinds of emergency. Missing a bus, oversleeping,
other tests the same day, etc., are not sufficient reasons for missing a
test. The student will be asked to document the circumstances that caused
missing the test, and the student must contact the instructor to arrange
the makeup as soon a possible.
WARNING: out of fairness to the
students who take the test the scheduled time, a makeup exam will be harder
than the regular test, to reflect the extra time you will have had to
prepare.
