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Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Subhrajit Bhattacharya

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Configuration Spaces and Topology (in MEAM 899, Fall 2012, UPenn)
Oct 01, 2012

Part of an independent study for first and second year graduate students working on Robotics


  • Vijay Kumar
  • Koushil Sreenath
  • Subhrajit Bhattacharya (Seven lectures on Configuration Spaces and Topology: Nov 16 - Dec 11)
  • Steven Gray

Course outline (for "Configuration Spaces and Topology")

Outline (PDF, 52 Kb)

Recommended Text

  • "Topology" by James Munkres (Prentice Hall, 2nd edn., 2000)
  • "Algebraic Topology" by Allen Hatcher.


  • Introduction to Configuration Spaces and Point-set Topology: Part 1.a
  • Example of a non-Holonomic System: Part 1.b
  • Introduction to Algebraic Topology: Part 2
  • A Brief Overview of Cohomology and De Rham Cohomolohy: Part 3

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