The mathematical study of the properties that are preserved through deformations, twistings, and stretchings of objects. Tearing, however, is not allowed. A circle is topologically equivalent to an ellipse (into which it can be deformed by stretching) and a sphere is equivalent to an ellipsoid.

Ph.D. in Mathematics
17 Math Sciences Building
Emeritus Professor
104 Mathematical Sciences Building
Professor, Department Chair
224 Mathematical Sciences Building