18.901 Introduction to Topology

Fall 2004

Graphic of the topologist's sine curve.
A standard example in topology called "the topologist's sine curve." (Image courtesy of Prof. James Munkres.)

Course Highlights

This course features supplementary lecture notes and two types of assignments.

Course Description

This course introduces topology, covering topics fundamental to modern analysis and geometry. It also deals with subjects like topological spaces and continuous functions, connectedness, compactness, separation axioms, and selected further topics such as function spaces, metrization theorems, embedding theorems and the fundamental group.
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Prof. James Munkres

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session