School of Mathematics and Statistics

Geometry

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Dr John Bamberg
Telephone (+61 8) 6488 7173

 

One of the cornerstones of mathematics is geometry, and it is the perfect subject in which to learn how to create rigorous arguments from few principles.

In this short course, we will see the role transformations have in Euclidean and affine geometry.  Instead of assigning coordinates to points and lines, we will consider their associated reflections.  

Along the way, we will be seeing the beauty of mathematics at its best. For example, we will give short proofs of Euclidean theorems using transformations, that inevitably generalise to other kinds of geometries.  No prior knowledge of geometry will be assumed.

Additional information on Transformation geometry is available for you.

There will be three mini-classes 45 minutes in duration given at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays in the Blakers Lecture Theatre.  No registration is required, simply turn up to your preferred date listed below.

 

Lecturer

Geometry : Dr John Bamberg
Dr John Bamberg


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bout the lecturer:  John is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, which means he spends most of his time researching in the areas of incidence geometry and finite group theory.
 



Tuesdays  

 
Week Dates  Lecturer Topic
2, 3, 4 4, 11, 18 August Dr John Bamberg Geometry

Lecture notes


Geometry_week1 [PDF, 1.7 MB]
Updated 12 Aug 2015


Geometry_week2 [PDF, 1.6 MB]
Updated 12 Aug 2015


GeometryWeek3.pdf [PDF, 1.6 MB]
Updated 23 Aug 2015


 

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