Math 130, Fall 2016

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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.


Week 1 --- Thursday, August 24: Introduction to the Class Week 2 --- August 30 and September 1: Stillwell, Chapters 1 and 2 Week 3 --- September 6 and 8: Stillwell, Chapter 2 Week 4 -- September 13 and 15: Constructibility Week 5 -- September 20 and 22: Hilbert's Axioms Week 6 -- September 27 and 29: Hilbert's Axioms and Intro to Projective Geometry Week 7 -- October 4 and 6: Midterm and Projective Geometry Week 8 -- October 11 and 13: Stillwell, Chapters 5 & 6 Week 9 -- October 18 and 20: Last week of Projective Geometry Week 10 -- October 25 and 27: Stillwell Chapters 7 & 8 Week 11 -- November 1 and 3: Stillwell Chapter 8 Week 12 -- November 8 and 10: Stillwell Chapter 8 Week 13 -- November 15 and 17: Geometry on Surfaces

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