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First concepts of topology
The results are applied to such fundamental mathematical objects as zeros of polynomials, fixed points of mappings, and singularities of vector fields. I was was given the freedom to choose the topic of the seminar, but it is supposed to be about some "advanced" mathematics in an elementary exposition. I was thinking about lecturing on algebraic topology. I wanted to focus on algebraic techniques. My idea was to introduce some basic objects spaces like surfaces, graphs, knots and then try to explain to students how to study those objects using algebra some basic knot invariants, Euler characteristics of graphs and surfaces, maybe even fundamental groups.
My main problem is: references. I have started learning topology already knowing a decent amount of analysis and algebra, so I don't know many elementary topology books. The only book I know is the Prasolov's book "Intuitive topology". It is a very nice introduction to topology!
But unfortunately, it does not talk much about the algerbaic side of topology, just a bit about invariants of knots. Other than that, I don't know any good reference for basic algebraic topology aimed at advanced high school students.
The point-set topology is done gently, he uses combinatorial methods to bypass some otherwise complicated proofs to get the Brouwer fixed point theorem, for example , and he uses what is essentially mod 2 homology if I remember right to prove some other results, like the Jordan curve theorem. Have a look at the articles, including "Making a mathematical Exhibition", on my Popularisation and Teaching web page.
The actual exhibition on knots is part of this web page.
The intention was mainly to use the idea of knots to present the methods of mathematics to a general audience. See also this article on knots. Just to add some light relief, I have added on my Popularisation page a link to cartoons of David Piggins with the agreement of his family. I suggest William S. Massey, A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology , and the Brouwer fixed-point theorem in dimension 2, if it hasn't to be a very original topic. Sign up to join this community.