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 Our textbook is Algebraic Topology by Allen
Hatcher. This is freely
downloadable
from Hatcher's web page.
 Here are some suggestions for other books to look at.
 J. R. Munkres, Elements of Algebraic Topology.
Covers homology and cohomology very thoroughly.
 E. H. Spanier, Algebraic Topology. One of
the standard references in the field, but many people find
it hard to read.
 J. P. May, A Concise Course in Algebraic
Topology. The topics and presentation are
interesting, but at a fairly high level.
 G. E. Bredon, Topology and Geometry. Nice
book, has more on manifolds and less on homotopy theory,
compared to Hatcher's book.
Reading
Homework:
 Optional: some problems from Munkres (PDF)
 Optional: Hatcher 4.1: 10, 16, 18, 19
 Optional: Hatcher 4.2: 7, 8, 9, 26, 32, 33. Note that 8 and
9 go together, as do 32 and 33.
