Modern Geometry –
This course explores geometry from heuristic, axiomatic, and computational angles. Students examine ancient results, Euclid, non-Euclidean geometry via the Poincaré disk, and transformational geometry.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
Axiomatic Systems and Ancient and Neutral (Finite) Geometries
- Solve elementary problems from Western and Non-Western sources.
- Demonstrate properties of components of axiomatic systems.
- Prove elementary theorems in neutral geometry.
Euclidean Plane Geometry and Constructions
- Prove theorems in Euclidean Geometry.
- Perform basic constructions with straight-edge and compass.
- Demonstrate properties of isometries: reflections, rotations, translations, and glide reflections.
- Analyze the compositions of linear transformations.
- Identify the invariants of matrix transformations.
- Represent geometric objects and linear transformations using matrices.
- Represent direct and indirect isometries using matrix methods.
- Explain the significance of denying the fifth axiom of Euclid's Playfair's Postulate.
- Construct objects in the Poincaré Disk.
- Calculate distances, angle measures, and areas in the Poincaré Disk.
- Prove Simple theorems of hyperbolic geometry.
- Summarize contributions of pivotal geometers.
Symmetry and Fractal Geometry
- Demonstrate properties of types of finite plane symmetry groups.
- Prove elementary results involving finite plane symmetry groups.
- Identify characteristics of self-similar geometric objects.
- Calculate the similarity dimension of geometric objects.
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- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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