# MATH 216, Geometric Topology

Spring 2014

CRN#: 43092

Physics 130

MWF 12:10-1

Prof. Abigail Thompson

Office: 2220 MSB

Telephone: 530-601-4444 ext 4002

e-mail: thompson@math.ucdavis.edu

website: www.math.ucdavis.edu/~thompson

### Useful reading

Hatcher, 3-manifold topology

http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/3M/3Mfds.pdf

Scharlemann, Heegaard Splittings of Compact 3-manifolds

Handbook of Geometric Topology

Rolsen, Knots and Links

Publish or Perish

Hempel, 3-Manifolds

Princeton University Press

We will start with basic 3-manifold topology, and proceed through some fundamental results in the field through the lens of Heegaard splittings.

### Grading

There will be two problem sets and a final project.

### Office Hours

Office hours are Wednesday 3-5. No office hours on April 16. I can also make
appointments outside of the scheduled time.