MA 433, Introduction to Geometry
Course Description and Goals
This is a basic course in geometry for students in mathematics, science, and engineering. Topics include
- geometry from an axiomatic point of view
- introduction to non-Euclidean geometries with emphasis on elliptic and hyperbolic geometries.
- selected topics in Euclidean geometry.
Course goals include
- an improved ability the think abstractly, and in particular, a basic understanding of an abstract geometrical structure defined axiomatically
- a basic understanding of the classical non-Euclidean geometries
- an improved understanding of Euclidean geometry and a reinforcement of concepts and techniques learned previously
- an improved ability to read, write, speak, and think in mathematical terms.
3 Semester Hours
This course is graded A, B, C, D, F. The grade typically depends on a combination of class tests, homework assignments, quizzes, and a comprehensive final exam.
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