Module Content

The module covers
  • Axiom systems (3 lectures),
  • Hyperbolic geometry (4-5 lectures),
  • Projective geometry (5-6 lectures),
  • Spherical geometry (5 lectures),
  • Euclidean geometry (5 lectures),
  • and explains how these topics can be applied to
  • Distance problems,
  • Coordinate systems,
  • Teaching mathematics at second level.

Module Coordinates

  • Lecturer: Dr Ronan Egan
  • Lectures: Thursday 12-1pm - AM150 & Friday 12-1pm - AC203.
  • Tutorials: Mon 11-12pm - AC215 & Wed 3-4pm - CA003.
  • Recomended text: Geometry by Roger Fenn. Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series. Some relevent online material will be posted occasionally.
  • Problem sheet: available here.
  • Module Website: Information and module documents will be posted to this site, which is linked from the Blackboard MA334 Geometry pages. Blackboard will also be used for announcements and for posting grades.

Module Assessment

  • End of semester examination: 50%.
  • Continuous assessment: 30%.
  • Communications skils: 20%.

Supplementary Material and News

  • A model paper is avaialble here.
  • Here is a the website for background in hyperbolic geometry and its influence in Escher paintings. http://pi.math.cornell.edu/~mec/Winter2009/Mihai/index.html
  • Find the online version of Euclid's Elements here. https://mathcs.clarku.edu/~djoyce/elements/bookI/bookI.html
  • An article on 100 proofs of the Theorem of Pythogoras. http://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/
  • Ricardo Nirenberg's lecture on The Axiomatic Method. https://www.albany.edu/~rn774/fall96/euclid.html
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