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Lecture 4: Monday, August 26, 2013

We have seen that the circle and the sphere can each be defined by a single equation, namely and , respectively. However, the real projective line while the complex projective line , so can we think of the projective line … Continue reading

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Lecture 3: Friday, August 23, 2013

Euclid of Alexandria wrote a text around 300 B.C. entitled “The Elements” which provided a logical framework for much of modern mathematics. A chapter (which was called a “book” during his time) presented an axiomatic approach of geometry, stating rather … Continue reading

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Lecture 2: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Today, we give an overview of Projective Geometry. We define affine -space and projective -space , and spend time discussing the geometry of the projective line . In particular, we discuss the differences when and .

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Lecture 1: Monday, August 19, 2013

For the first lecture for the course, I would like to focus on a simple question: Why would anyone care about Dessins d’Enfants anyway? I won’t quite get to answer this question, but I will at least motivate the study … Continue reading

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MA 59800 Course Syllabus

Syllabus Download Course Title MA 59800-509-63571: Introduction to Dessins d’Enfants Meeting Times Class will meet on MWF from 3:30 — 4:20 PM in REC 302.

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