Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

MTH 623 Geometry for Secondary School Teachers(GLA)

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.