AMAT 840: Topics in Topology Spring 2014
|Class hours||MWF 10:2511:20am|
|Office||Earth Science 120B|
|Office hours||MWF 11:30am12:30pm|
|Email address||bgoldfarb at albany.edu|
Construction of useful classifying spaces for mapping class groups and outer automorphisms of free groups.
We will start by reading first chapters from
A Primer on Mapping Class Groups by Farb and Margalit. The preproduction version of the book can be seen
here but who knows for how long. There are no books on Outer Spaces yet, so I will use surveys and original papers.
The following information is added to satisfy the Minimum Contents of a Class Syllabus requirements. The prerequisites for this course are first year courses in algebra and topology. The course is A-E graded. There is no official textbook. Attendance is critical to success in the class.