# 21-460: Topology

## Description

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.

##
Textbook

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

## Instructor

Dr. David Handron
Office: WEH 6121
e-mail: handron@andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 268-5913
Office Hours: Monday 2:40-3:30, Wednesday 2:30-3:30, or by appointment.