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Foundations of Geometry
FOUND OF GEOM
CLASS CODE: MATH 302 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MATHEMATICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Axiomatic treatment of finite geometries, transformation geometry, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries with emphasis on the historical significance of the Parallel Postulate. (Fall)
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OBJECTIVES: The students will understand the underlying foundations of geometry, and will discover that these principles, which seem so obvious, could have had different interpretations, yeilding other consistent systems. They will also gain experience using dynamic geometry software to explore geometry.
REQUIREMENTS: All students must have their own text.
Assignments and exams are required by all faculty. Some faculty may require outside research, written mathematical proofs, oral reports or other forms of assessment.
PREREQUISITES: Math 301
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001