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MATH 4451 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course surveys the history and foundations of geometry from ancient to modern times. Topics will be selected from among the following: Mesopotamian and Egyptian mathematics, Greek geometry, the axiomatic method, history of the parallel postulate, the Lobachevskian plane, Hilbert's axioms for Euclidean geometry, elliptic and projective geometry, the trigonometric formulas, models, and geometry and the study of physical space.


Prerequisites: MATH2216

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Last Updated: 25-Feb-14