This is a very soft question --- I have an upcoming open book exam on Algebraic Topology (includes Fundamental Groups/Homology/ Covering Spaces).

Any recommendations on what books/notes are suitable to bring in? Ideally, some books with examples/worked solutions would be great. What I can do is to go to the library and borrow those books.

I am sure some of the experts here can just go in "empty-handed" and take the exams, however I would like to take advantage of the fact that it is a legally open book exam.

Hope this question is not too out-of-topic! Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think bringing a book that you've never opened before (or even just skimmed through a few days before) to an open book exam will be much use -- you will waste a lot of time sifting through the book to find what you need, understand the notation etc. $\endgroup$ – Najib Idrissi Nov 10 '15 at 9:04
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    $\begingroup$ @NajibIdrissi I still have one month to the exam $\endgroup$ – yoyostein Nov 10 '15 at 9:14

I would bring Hatcher's Algebraic Topology which covers a lot of topics including those that you are interested in.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your recommendation $\endgroup$ – yoyostein Nov 10 '15 at 9:19

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