Math 130, Fall 2017

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Information for students

Textbook

The required text for this course is The Four Pillars of Geometry by John Stillwell. You can download a copy of this book for free on campus through the UC library (if that link doesn't work, just search for the book at lib.berkeley.edu). This book is a wonderful introduction, but a little too easy for us, so there will be lots of required supplementary readings supplied by the instructor. We will also use some excerpts from Hartshorne's Geometry: Euclid and Beyond Euclid. I recommend this to students wishing to go further. It can also be downloaded on campus.

Homework, Readings, etc.

(will be updated throughout the course)

Week 1 --- Thursday, August 24: Introduction to the Class Week 2 --- August 29 and August 31: Stillwell, Chapters 1 and 2 Week 3 --- September 5 and 7: Stillwell, Chapter 2 Week 4 -- September 12 and 14: Constructibility Week 5 -- September 19 and 21: Constructibility; Hilbert's Axioms Week 6 -- September 26 and 28: Hilbert's Axioms and Intro to Projective Geometry Week 7 -- October 3 and 5: Projective Geometry; Midterm Week 8 -- October 10 and 12: Projective Geometry Week 9 -- October 17 and 19: Projective Geometry Week 10 -- October 25 and 27: Stillwell, Chapter 7 Week 11 -- October 31 and November 2: Stillwell, Chapter 8 Week 12 -- November 7 and 9: Stillwell, Chapter 8

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