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MA125 - Introduction to Geometry

  • Module code: MA125
  • Module name: Introduction to Geometry
  • Department: Mathematics Institute
  • Credit: 6

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is for students: To learn and enjoy Euclidean geometry of the plane, the sphere and of three-dimensional space; To learn to visualise geometrical problems, and to draw diagrams which represent them accurately; To learn to reason from diagrams, and use them as an aid to writing rigorous proofs;To learn to construct proofs, and to set them out clearly and convincingly.

Principal learning outcomes

You will gain familiarity with: Plane Euclidean geometry: isometries, congruence and similarity; theorems on triangles, circles, tangents and angles; ruler and compass constructions; Polyhedra: the Euler characteristic; classification and construction of regular polyhedra; Spherical geometry: the angle-sum formula for spherical triangles; stereographic projection and its relation with inversion; conformal (angle-preserving) maps.

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/MA125/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
6 CATS (Module code: MA125-6)
B (Examination only) 1 hour examination (Summer) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 1
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