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Unit description

Introduces the concept of topology and its applications. The course includes topological spaces and related constructions and properties, connectedness and its applications, as well as compactness and related properties.

Unit content

Complex Analysis (Topics 1 to 5)
1. Theory of sets – sets and operations
2. Theory of sets – functions and relations
3. Metric spaces – metric spaces and continuity
4. Metric spaces – limits, open and closed sets, subspaces and equivalence
5. Topological spaces – spaces and functions
6. Topological spaces – subspaces, products, identification topologies
7. Connectedness – introduction and applications
8. Connectedness – components and local connectedness, path-connected spaces
9. Compactness – compact topological spaces, subsets and products
10. Compactness – compact metric spaces, Bolzano-Weierstrass property, surfaces by identification

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1correctly use concepts and techniques of topology in known contextsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2correctly apply concepts and techniques of topology to new contextsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3effectively communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results at different levels of formalityIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. correctly use concepts and techniques of topology in known contexts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. correctly apply concepts and techniques of topology to new contexts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. effectively communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results at different levels of formality
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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