Faculty: Jack Mealy
Description: A course suitable and specifically designed for non-mathematics majors/minors, but featuring broadly important mathematical content. The first part will involve a study of fundamentals of the trigonometry of the plane and some of its applications. The second part will be a detailed study of the (less familiar) trigonometry of spheres. Though quite different in may respects from plane trigonometry, this latter subject features many interesting propositions and applications. Further, it provides a significant glimpse into the important general notion of ‘not-Euclidean’ geometry. An additional part of the course would involve (as time permits) similar investigations of yet other surfaces. This class will be deliverable completely remotely as needed, depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meeting Information: 01/04/2021-01/26/2021 On Campus Jan Term Course Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Section Requisites: Instructor permission via email required