10 cp Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Mathematics Teaching Organisation 4 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.
This unit has two distinct sections which represent two of the basic aspects of geometry: Euclidean and analytic. In the Euclidean section lines, polygons and circles are considered as well as Euclidean constructions, giving a rationale for each one. Major theorems on concurrence and collinearity follow, together with some 3-dimensional geometry including polyhedral. Suitable geometry software packages will be introduced to support the study of this unit. The analytic geometry section will consider the link between geometry and the algebraic representation of such curves as the conic sections.