# MMAT5120 - Topics in Geometry - 2020/21

Course Name:
Course Year:
2020/21
Term:
1

### Announcement

• Zoom Class Info: Meeting ID: 981 8038 4965 Passcode: 512950
• Homework, take-home classwork and final will be conducted via Blackboard/Gradescope
• Homework 1 is assigned on Sep 28, 2020 and due on Oct 12, 2020 at 11:00pm, submit using Gradescope
• Homework 2 will be assigned on Nov 9, 2020 and due on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:00pm
• Two tutorials will be arranged on Oct 5 and Nov 16, 8:30-9:15pm for you to ask questions related to the homework
• Gradescope can be found by (1) login to the Blackboard course page; (2) Look for "Gradescope" and click. (3) If it cannot be found, look for "Tools" and click; (4) In "Tools", you should be able to find "Gradescope", then click the link.
• Classwork on Oct 19, 2020, 6:30-9:15pm. One is expected to complete the answer before 8:45pm, and submit via Gradescope before 9:15pm. No late submission will be accepted. Detailed guideline will be sent via University's email before Oct 15
• Classwork Stat: Mean=47.72, SD=17.77, Median=43, Max=85, Min=18
• Homework 2 due on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:00pm
• Take-home final exam on Nov 30, 2020 via Gradescope. Guidelines has been sent to the @link account. Read carefully and follow closely to avoid deduction of marks

### General Information

#### Lecturer

• WAN, Yau Heng Tom
• Office: LSB 215
• Tel: 3943 7986
• Email:
• CHOW, Chi Hong
• Office: AB1 614 (until end of Sep); AB1 505 (afterwards)
• Tel: 3943 4109
• Email:

#### Time and Venue

• Lecture: Mon 6:30-9:15pm; LSK LT1

### Course Description

This course is intended to provide a brief, but solid, modern introduction to various basic geometries using analytic methods. For this term, this course will concentrate on various plane geometries related to the so-called "non-Euclidean" geometries with emphasis on hyperbolic plane geometry. A brief introduction to Solid Euclidean and Hyperbolic geometries using quaternion will also be included.

### Textbooks

• Michael Henle, "Moderan Geometries, Non-Euclidean, Projective, and Discrete", 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall

### Assessment Scheme

 2 Homework 20% Classwork (Oct 19, 2020, 6:30-9:15pm; take-home and/or oral) 20% Final (Nov 30, 2020, 6:30-9:15pm; take-home and/or oral) 60%