MATH 427 Spring 2014 Tiling Theory (Q)

Since humankind first utilized stones and bricks to tile the floors of their abodes, tiling has been an area of interest. Practitioners include artists, engineers, designers, architects, crystallographers, scientists and mathematicians. This course will be an investigation into the mathematical theory of tiling. The course will focus on tilings of the plane, including topics such as the symmetry groups of tilings, the topology of tilings, the ergodic theory of tilings, the classification of tilings and the aperiodic Penrose tilings. We will also look at tilings in higher dimensions, including "knotted tilings".
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: problem assignments, exams and a presentation/paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: MATH 250 (formerly 211) , and MATH 315 or MATH 355 (formerly 312)
Enrollment Preference: seniors, because it is a 400-level course required for graduation
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
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Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 3668
MATH427-01(S) LEC Tiling Theory (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Colin C. Adams
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Bronfman 106 3668
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