2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 128 - Modern Geometry

Type of Course: Lecture
Recalls Euclidean geometry and then proceeds to modern related topics: Hilbert’s axioms; hyperbolic (Lobachevskian), elliptic and projective geometries, and philosophical implications of geometries without the Parallel Postulate; finite geometries; automorphism groups (Klein’s Erlanger Programme). One aim is to show the beauty of deduction in mathematics.

Prerequisites: High-school geometry and either a semester of college mathematics or permission.

Instructor: Mr. Joyce, Mr. Rudolph

When Offered: Offered periodically

Faculty: David Joyce, Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics, Lee Rudolph, Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science