MMAT5540 - Advanced Geometry - 2014/15

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MMAT5540 Advanced Geometry

MMAT5540 Advanced Geometry, 2014-15

General Information


Cheung Leungfu
Office: LSB 209    Tel: 39437961    Email:    Office Hours: by appointment    

Teaching Assistant

T.K. Mak

Time and Venue

Lecture: Thur. 18:30 - 21:15, Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 507
Tutorial: Same time slot, part of the lectures will be devoted to tutorials

Course Description

We will discuss (i) Euclidean Geometry, (ii) Analytic (or Coordinate) Geometry and (iii) Non-Euclidean Geometries. And if time permits, we will discuss (iv) Projective Geometry.


  • Stillwell, John: The Four Pillars of Geometry, Springer Verlag


  • Demailly, J.P.: A rigorous deductive approach to elementary Euclidean geometry, Lecture Notes.
  • Hartshorne, R.: Geometry: Euclid and beyond, Springer Verlag


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Quizzes and Exams

  • Mid-term Test (5 Mar. 2015, 19:00 - 21:00)


Assessment Scheme

Homework assignments 20%
Mid-term test 30%
Final Exam 50%

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Last updated: April 21, 2015 00:12:40