Academic Year:
 2013/4 
Owning Department/School:
 Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:
 6 
Level:
 Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 2

Assessment:
 EX 100% 
Supplementary Assessment: 
MA30055 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites:
 Before taking this unit you must take MA30041 
Description:
 Aims & Learning Objectives: Aims: To provide an introduction to the ideas of pointset topology culminating with a sketch of the classification of compact surfaces. As such it provides a selfcontained account of one of the triumphs of 20th century mathematics as well as providing the necessary background for the level 4 unit in Algebraic Topology.
Objectives:
To acquaint students with the important notion of a topology and to familiarise them with the basic theorems of analysis in their most general setting. Students will be able to distinguish between metric and topological space theory and to understand refinements, such as Hausdorff or compact spaces, and their applications.
Content: Topics will be chosen from the following:
Topologies and topological spaces. Subspaces. Bases and subbases: product spaces; compactopen topology. Continuous maps and homeomorphisms. Separation axioms. Connectedness. Compactness and its equivalent characterisations in a metric space. Axiom of Choice and Zorn's Lemma. Tychonoff's theorem. Quotient spaces. Compact surfaces and their representation as quotient spaces. Sketch of the classification of compact surfaces.

Programme availability: 
MA30055 is Optional on the following programmes:
Department of Computer Science
 USCMAFB01 : BSc Computing (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAKB01 : BSc Computing (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAFB20 : BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAKB20 : BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAAB20 : BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USCMAFB13 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAKB14 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Mathematics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAAB14 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USCMAFM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USCMAFM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 4
 USCMAKM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Placement (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USCMAKM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Placement (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 5
 USCMAAM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USCMAAM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 5
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc (hons) Mathematical Sciences (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB16 : BSc (hons) Mathematical Sciences (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAAB16 : BSc (hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAFB13 : BSc (hons) Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB14 : BSc (hons) Mathematics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAFB01 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB02 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAAB02 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAAB14 : BSc (hons) Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAFB05 : BSc (hons) Statistics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAKB06 : BSc (hons) Statistics (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USMAAAB06 : BSc (hons) Statistics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USMAAFM14 : MMath Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USMAAFM14 : MMath Mathematics (Fulltime)  Year 4
 USMAAAM15 : MMath Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 TSMAAFM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences (Fulltime)
 TSMAAPM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences (Parttime)
Department of Physics
 USXXAFB03 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics (Fulltime)  Year 3
 USXXAKB04 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics with Placement (Fulltime with Thick Sandwich Placement)  Year 4
 USXXAAB04 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study Year Abroad (Fulltime with Study Year Abroad)  Year 4
 USXXAFM01 : MSci (hons) Mathematics and Physics (Fulltime)  Year 3
