MTH630 Fundamentals of Geometry
Lead Faculty: Dr. Igor Ya Subbotin
Considers areas of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, axiomatic systems, synthetic and analytic representations, relationships with algebra, and selected topics and applications.
- Evaluate and contrast projective geometry as generalizations of Euclidean geometry.
- Evaluate projective geometry as developed from a set of axioms or from groups of transformations.
- Analyze the various attempts to prove the Fifth Postulate and the social climate of the times and countries.
- Analyze Euclidean, hyperbolic geometry and elliptic geometry.
- Elaborate straightedge and compass constructions and the geometric constructions of arithmetic operations.
- Discuss the concepts in Euclid's elements, Euclidean geometry and proofs of the theorems of Thales and Pythagoras.
- Elaborate definition of geometry as study of invariants of groups of transformation, introduction to transformation groups, quaternion field, and operations on spherical spaces.
- Elaborate the concept of parallax and describe how modern scientists use non-Euclidean geometry to attempt to describe the physical nature of the universe.