Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MAMT 570 The Mathematics of Symmetry

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

MAMT 550 or MAMT 554 or permission of the department.

Course Description

The goal of the course is to learn the rudiments of basic Group Theory through the symmetry of planar designs, both finite and infinite. Emphasis is placed on using pattern and symmetry to motivate properties of groups and on gaining mathematical sophistication by studying and doing proofs about various properties of groups.