TMA4190 - Introduction to Topology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

This course is a first introduction to topology. It will start with basic concepts in point set topology (e.g. topological spaces, continuous maps, metric spaces, constructions of topological spaces, compactness, connectedness). Then it will give an introduction to algebraic topology, such as homotopy, fundamental group, and covering spaces.

Learning outcome

  1. Knowledge. The student has knowledge of fundamental concepts and methods in topology.
  2. Skills. The student is able to apply his or her knowledge of basic topology to formulate and solve problems of a topological nature in mathematics and other fields where topological issues arise.

Further on evaluation

The students may answer either in Norwegian or English for the exam.

Retake of examination may be given as an oral examination. The retake exam is in August.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF5034 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Mathematics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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