Summer term 2011

Advanced Topics in Topology (V5D1)

Wolfgang Lück (Lectures), Christian Wegner (Exercises)

Time and location

  • Lecture: Tuesday and Friday, 10:15 - 12:00, room 0.011
  • Exercise class: Wednesday, 12:15 - 14:00, room 0.011


This lecture course will deal with algebraic K-theory.


  • Milnor, John: "Introduction to algebraic K-theory", Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1971.
  • Rosenberg, Jonathan: "Algebraic K-theory and its applications", Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 147, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994.
  • Silvester, John R.: "Introduction to algebraic K-theory", Chapman and Hall Mathematics Series, London, 1981.
  • Weibel, Charles: "An introduction to algebraic K-theory", available here.
  • Lück, Wolfgang: "A basic introduction to surgery theory", ICTP Lecture Notes Series 9, Band 1, of the school "High-dimensional manifold theory" in Trieste, May/June 2001, 1 - 224, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (2002).

Exercise sheets


There will be an oral exam at the end of the term.
1st examination date: July 18 and 19
2nd examination date: September 7