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MTH 623 Geometry for Secondary School Teachers
4 hours; 4 credits
Finite geometries, properties of axiomatic systems, a critique of Euclid. An axiomatic development of Euclidean geometry and the reproving of major theorems of Euclid. Non-Euclidean geometry: the concept of parallelism, its history; the geometry of Bolyai-Lobachevsky; a comparison of hyperbolic and Euclidean properties.
Prerequisite: MTH 233 or MTH 236 or permission of the department
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