MATH 329
Discrete Geometry Spring 2023
Division III Quantitative/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: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 4021
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Evaluation will be based primarily on participation, problem sets, oral presentations, a written midterm exam, an oral final exam, and a final project
Prerequisites: MATH 200 or Math 250, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: First-years and sophomores
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: All of the content in this course is quantitative or formal reasoning.

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