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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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MATH 4120 - Fundamentals of Geometry

Topics may be chosen from differential geometry of curves and surfaces, involutes and evolutes, order of contact, developable surfaces, Euler’s and Meusnier’s Theorem, mean and Gaussian curvatures, geodesics and parallel transport, The Theorem Egregium of Gauss, Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, computer-aided geometric design, computational geometry, tessellations, tiling and patterns, projective and non-Euclidean geometries, postulates and axiomatic systems, advanced Euclidean geometry, and the history of geometry.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MATH 2010 and MATH 4600 or permission of the instructor.

When Offered: Spring term even-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 4

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