21-460: Topology


Topology is the study of shapes. It is what is left when you start with geometry and throw away the idea of lengths and angles. You can imagine that a topological space is made of rubber - it is infinitely stretchable and flexible. If you choose a particular point, you have a notion of what is nearby, but no way to specify an exact distance.

Topology is the foundation of a large portion of modern mathematics.


The text for this course is Topology by James R. Munkres.


Dr. David Handron
Office: WEH 6121
e-mail: handron@andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 268-5913
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