Geometry, Surfaces and Billiards
This is not the current course catalog
Mathematical billiards is the study of a ball bouncing around in a table–a rectangle in the popular pub game, but any shape of table for us, including triangles and ellipses. The geometry of billiards is elegant, and is related to surfaces, fractals, and even continued fractions. We will study many types of billiards and surfaces, and take time to explore some beautiful examples and ideas.
The Class: Type: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: based on work in class, problem sets, an exam and a project.
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: MATH 350/351 and MATH 355
Distributions: Division III;
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- MATH 424 - 01 (F) LEC Geometry, Surfaces & Billiards