 CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
STUDY PLANS
2023/2024

# Algebraic Topology

Code Completion Credits Range
02ALT Z,ZK 4 2P+2C
Garant předmětu:
Jan Vysoký
Lecturer:
Jan Vysoký
Tutor:
Jan Vysoký
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

A study of modern mathematical and theoretical physics requires one to acquire an ever increasing knowledge of mathematical apparautus. The main goal of this course is to acquaint students with basic methods used in algebraic topology, namely elements of category theory, homototopies, homological algebra and cohomology. An important objective is to enhance the mathematical language by concepts appearing universally across disciplines like differential geometry and abstract algebra. During excercise sessions, students will try practical calculations of introduced mathematical structures.

Requirements:

02GMF1, 02GMF2

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Homotopy relation

2. Fundamental group

3. Categories and functors

4. Cellular and simplicial komplexes

5. Simplicial and singular homology and their relation

6. de Rham cohomology,

7. Poincaré lemma and duality

8. Sheaves and associated Čech cohomology

9. Čech – de Rham cohomology

10. CohomologyofLiealgebras

Syllabus of tutorials:

Practical calculations of introduced mathematical structures, proofs of simpler propositions.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Students will get acquainted with basic notions of algebraic topology and homological algebra.

Skills:

Students are able to understand applications of algebraic topology in theoretical physics.

Study materials:

Key references:

 L. W. Tu: Differential Geometry: Connections, Curvature, and Characteristic Classes. Vol. 275. Springer, 2017.

 R. Bott, L. W. Tu: Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology. Vol. 82. Springer Science &amp; Business Media, 2013.

Recommended references:

 A. Hatcher: Algebraic Topology. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

 E. H. Spanier: Algebraic Topology. Vol. 55. No. 1. Springer Science &amp; Business Media, 1989.

 E. Knapp, A. W. Knapp: Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Cohomology. Vol. 34. Princeton University Press, 1988.

Note:
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