26300-50 Elementary Algebraic Topology

Spring 2009


Dr. Thomas M. Fiore

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Instructor Office Hours

Mondays 11:30-12:30 and 3-4 in 416 Eckhart, and by appointment.

College Fellow

Emily Riehl

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College Fellow Office Hours

Tuesdays 7-8 in 206 Eckhart (Problem Session), Wednesdays 10-12 in 302 MathStat, Thursdays 4:30-5:30 in 302 MathStat, and by appointment.

Class Meeting Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:20pm, Room 203 Eckhart Hall.


Algebraic Topology, by Allen Hatcher, most recent Reprint as possible (2006?). ISBN 0-521-79540-0. Available online for free, and in print version for a low price.


In-Class Exam: Thursday, April 30th
Final Exam: Thursday, June 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm, in 203 Eckhart, our usual classroom


Syllabus in PDF Format

Topics Covered

As much of Chapters 0, 1, and 2 of Hatcher's book as possible.

Applications of Topology

On my Music Page you can find surprising applications of topology to music theory.

Homework will be regularly posted on the Chalk Site.

Some Topology in Music Theory:


Remark: The template for this site goes back to Miklos Abert – who got it from someone else.