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MAT 320 Geometry 4cr

Topics include axiomatic foundations of Euclidean geometry, Euclidean rigid motions, isometry theorems, the Fifth Parallel Postulate and non-Euclidean geometries, Riemannian geometry, and the philosophy and history of geometry. The software package Geometer's Sketchpad and other appropriate technologies are employed. Theorem proving is stressed. A research paper is assigned.
Triad: Mathematics or College Composition II.
Prerequisite: MAT 242 Calculus II and MAT 289 Introduction to Mathematical Rigor.