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MA243 - Geometry

  • Module code: MA243
  • Module name: Geometry
  • Department: Mathematics Institute
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To introduce students to various interesting geometries via explicit examples; to emphasize the importance of the algebraic concept of group in the geometric framework; to illustrate the historical development of a mathematical subject by the discussion of parallelism.

Principal learning outcomes

Students at the end of the module should be able to give a full analysis of Euclidean geometry; discuss the geometry of the sphere and the hyperbolic plane; compare the different geometries in terms of their metric properties, trigonometry and parallels; concentrate on the abstract properties of lines and their incidence relation, leading to the idea of affine and projective geometry.

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/MA243/

Other essential notes

Prerequisites: None, but an understanding of MA125 Introduction to Geometry or MA130 From Geometry to Groups will be helpful.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: MA243-12)
D (Assessed/examined work) Weekly assignments 15%
  2 hour examination (April) 85%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (MMathPhys) (FG31) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (with Intercalated Year) (GG17) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics,Economics (with Intercalated Year) (Y603) - Year 4