MATH 329
Discrete Geometry Spring 2018 Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;
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Discrete geometry is one of the oldest and most consistently vibrant areas of mathematics, stretching from the Platonic Solids of the ancient Greeks to the modern day applications of convex optimization and linear programming. In this tutorial we will learn about polygons and their higher-dimensional cousins, polyhedra and polytopes, and the various ways to describe, compute, and classify such objects. We will learn how these objects and ideas can be applied to other areas, from computation and optimization to studying areas of math like algebraic geometry. Throughout this course we will be engaging with mathematical work and literature from as old as 500 BCE and as recent as “posted to the internet yesterday.”
The Class: Type: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3680
Requirements/Evaluation: based primarily on participation, problem sets, oral presentations, an oral exam, and a final project
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: MATH 250 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: first-years and sophomores
Distributions: Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;

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