MATH 075. Advanced Topics in Geometry
Course content varies from year to year depending on student and faculty interest. Topics in recent years have included differential topology and computational geometry and topology.
The topic for 2017-2018 is computational geometry and topology, including polygons, the topology of graphs and surfaces, configuration spaces, linkages, dissections, convex geometry, and geometric structures associated to finite sets of points, such as triangulations, simplicial complexes, and Voronoi diagrams. Many of these items will be introduced through their connections to recent research on geometric folding problems, for instance, in topological robotics and computational origami.
The 2017-2018 version of the course may not be used as part of the Honors preparation in Geometry.
Prerequisite: At least one of MATH 055, MATH 063, MATH 067, or MATH 069.
Natural sciences and engineering.
Eligible for COGS
Fall 2017. Shimamoto.
Fall 2018. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/mathematics-statistics