Homework 33% Midterm 33% Final Exam 34%

**Important: ***YOU MUST TAKE THE FINAL EXAM TO PASS THE CLASS!*

The dates for the exams are as follows:

**Midterm: **Thursday, February 8

Final Exam: Thursday, March 22, 1:10pm–4:00pm

**NOTE: **All exams are *CLOSED *book. Notes and books will not be allowed. There are *NO *makeup exams. If an emergency situation arises which will cause you to miss an exam, you must contact me *BEFORE* the exam is given. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Possible penalties include a failing grade for the course.

**Homework:**** **I will be assigning homework on a regular basis. Solutions to problems in the book are outlined in the back of the text. As a result, I will only grade a random selection of the assigned problems. What I will be looking for is well-written, understandable and correct solutions to the homework problems. If you make a claim in the solution to a problem, you should be able to justify it – this includes clearly explaining your reasoning to classmates in front of the board. You can collaborate on solutions to homework, but the work you turn in should be your own.

**Note for Graduate Students: **You will be responsible for the supplementary exercises in addition to the regular exercises from the book. I will expect you to present your solutions to the supplementary exercises to the class. We will work out the who/what/when as the quarter progresses.

Topology is a beautiful and deep subject. The subject has a much different feel than analysis or algebra. I hope you enjoy it.