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This page will list all the topics I’m planning to cover. If the blog gets large enough that navigating it becomes confusing, I might also put up a list of the topics I have covered in a nice, organized fashion. If there’s something you are curious about or want to see explained, just comment here or on some post and I’ll add it to the docket!

**Short term:**

- Set Theory
- Ordinal/cardinal arithmetic?
- Construction of

- Topology
- Kuratowski closure operators
- Quotient topologies
- Compactness
- Countability and separation axioms
- Complete metric spaces

- Algebra
- Groups: solvability
- “standard”/combinatorial finite group theory — Sylow theorems, conjugacy classes, etc.
- Rings
- Fields

**Long term:**

- Point-set topology: continuity, connectedness, compactness, separation, homotopy
- Group theory
- Algebraic topology: homotopy, homology, cohomology
- Banach-Tarski paradox
- Higher homotopy groups are abelian

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Pingback by “To do” page | Gracious Living and the Two Meat MealOctober 28, 2010 @ 22:46Hi, I’m particularly interested in Banach-Tarski paradox, which contradicts intuition very much. However, I’m a engineering guy, so I don’t have luxuries of things like group theory, etc. to understand this topic, though I do try to teach myself some real analysis. So, may I suggest you open a series of posts, starting from basic knowledge of topology, groups, and finally leading to the explanation of Banach-Tarski paradox ?

Comment by QiangNovember 12, 2010 @ 04:57Sure thing! I actually think we can get to it pretty soon, which I’d like to do since it’s a very cool paradox. Since it’s about , we don’t need that much topology beyond what we already know. The group theory is going to be slightly more important. I introduced groups yesterday and I’m going to keep posting about them for a while. If you’re unfamiliar with countability, I suggest you read the post I wrote about it (and possibly the preceding one about cardinality), which will be important to the proof. Thanks for reading!

Comment by thetwomeatmealNovember 12, 2010 @ 14:58