**Tiling Theory (Q)**

*Last offered Spring 2014*

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".

**lecture**

*Class Format:***problem assignments, exams and a presentation/paper**

*Requirements/Evaluation:***may not be taken on a pass/fail basis**

*Additional Info:*

*Additional Info2:***MATH 250, and MATH 315 or MATH 355**

*Prerequisites:***seniors, because it is a 400-level course required for graduation**

*Enrollment Preference:*

*Department Notes:*

*Material and Lab Fees:*

*Distribution Notes:***Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning**

*Divisional Attributes:*

*Other Attributes:***30**

*Enrollment Limit:***20**

*Expected Enrollment:***3668**

*Class Number:*CLASSES | ATTR | INSTRUCTORS | TIMES | CLASS NUMBER | ENRL | CONSENT |
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MATH 427 LEC Tiling Theory (Q) | Colin C. Adams |
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MATH 427 LEC Tiling Theory (Q) | Colin C. Adams |
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MATH 427 LEC Tiling Theory (Q) | Colin C. Adams |