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21-465: Topology and Geometry

Course Description


Instructor and TA's

Course Schedule and Homework

Grading Information

Other Course Policies

Frequently Asked Questions


The course will have one mid-term exams and a final exam. Both of these will be take home exams. The mid-term will be given around the seventh week of class, and the final exam will be given during the finals period.


Homework will normally be assigned weekly, and turned in on ???????.

Late homework assignments will be accepted up to a week after the original due date. The first late homework will be given full credit. Thereafter, the late assignments will be penalized. The second will be given half credit, the third 1/3 credit, and so on. The tenth late homework and any subsequent late homeworks will be given no credit.

Grade Computation

The final grade for the course will be determined by your performance on the homework and quizzes, the three midterm exams, and the final exam. The weights for computing your final average will be:
Homework        30%
Midterm         30%
Final exam      40%

Letter Grades

The grade cutoffs for assigning letter grades will be

A: > 85, B: 75-84, C: 65-74, D: 50-64, R: < 49

for homeowrk assignments. Grade cutoffs for the Mid-term and Final exams will be determined after each exam. Grade cutoffs for final grades will be computed by averaging the grade cutoffs for each assignmnet