MATH 531
Foundations of Geometry  Fall 2007 Office: LeConte 313 D. Office Hours: Tu W Th 1:002:00 or by appointment. 


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Course Topics
This course is a study of geometry as a logical system based upon postulates and undefined terms. The fundamental concepts and relations of Euclidean geometry are developed rigorously on the basis of a set of postulates, particularly Euclid's fifth postulate concerning parallel lines. As time allows, some additional topics will be included from nonEuclidean geometry, in particular, projective geometry with applications to robotic vision and computer graphics.
Prerequisites
Math 241 or Math 250 (Math 241/250)
Primary Reference
The Four Pillars of Geometry (Chapters 16) by John Stillwell, Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 2005.
[ISBN13:9780387255309].
Additional References
David Joyce's online Euclid Elements with interesting discussions and analysis.
Course Grading
Assigned Homework (10%), Three Tests (20 % each) and Final Exam(30%).
Graduate students will be required to write a term paper on a topic negotiated with the instructor, and their coursework will be graded more rigorously.
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