MATH 0230A
Euc and NonEuc Geometries
Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometries
In roughly 300 BCE, Euclid set down his axioms of geometry which subsequently became the standard by which people understood the mathematics of the world around them. In the first half of the 19th century, mathematicians realized, however, that they could remove one of Euclid’s axioms, the one known as the “parallel postulate,” and still produce logically consistent examples of geometries. These new geometries displayed behaviors that were wildly different from Euclidean geometry. In this course we will study examples of these revolutionary nonEuclidean geometries, with a focus on Klein's Erlangen Program, which is a modern way of understanding them. (MATH 0200 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect.
 Schedule
 11:15am12:05pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Feb 13, 2023 to May 15, 2023)
 Location
 Warner Hall 105
 Instructors


MorrisWright, Rose
rmorriswright@middlebury.edu
