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Ma 407: Modern Geometry

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Methods and theory of transformational geometry in the plane and space, finite geometry, advanced Euclidean geometry, constructions, non-Euclidean geometry, projective geometry and experience with Geometer's Sketchpad. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS. Prerequisite(s): Ma 300. 3 Credits.

Fall 2022 Course Information

Course Resources

Classroom and Meeting Time

  • The class meets MWF 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. in AL 301

Textbook and Resources

  • Modern Geometries by James R. Smart
    Fifth Edition ISBN 0534-35188-3
  • Episodes in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Euclidean Geometry
    by Ross Honsberger, ISBN 0883856395; This text is optional.
  • Paper: Plimpton 322 is Babylonian exact sexagesimal trigonometry
  • The Geometer’s Sketchpad web version; This text is optional.
  • Discovering geometry: an investigative approach. In Mack Library, see copy availabilty.
  • Non-Euclid: Interactive Javascript Software

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