### Math 430, Topology, Fall 1999

This course meets 11am MWF, in Altgeld 143, and is taught by
Prof. John Sullivan.
The syllabus is available online.

The homework assignments will be
posted online as they are assigned, and are most often due on Wednesdays.

The midterms (open-book) will be in class on dates to be
announced in early October and early November.

The official prerequisites are Math 317 and 348: students should
have some familiarity with groups and with complex functions.

The eggmath
pages include discussion of the
ham sandwich theorem
and other topological results related to some of our recent
discussion in class.

NSF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS:
In March 2000, the NSF will award approximately
900 NEW three-year Graduate Fellowships in all fields. The number going
to mathematicians will be proportional to the number who apply in our
discipline, so it is a very good idea to encourage _every_ potential
candidate in our departments to send in an application since this will
definitely result in more funds allocated to the study of mathematics.
Applications are due November 4, 1999. See
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf99136/nsf99136.htm