# Mathematics 309 - Spring 1998 - Topics in geometry

Spring term

Section201

1:30-2:30 M W F

Mathematics 103

Towards the end of the term, students
will have to propose and carry out their own projects.
You can even look at
a previous year's projects.

Students will be
given accounts in the Mathematics Department undergraduate
computer laboratory, and will also be able to
run GhostScript or GhostView
on PC-compatible machines or Macintoshes elsewhere.
The documentation below is in both PostScript
and PDF formats.
For reading PostScript you can use
GhostView & GhostScript if you do not
have another PostScript file browser.
For PDF files
Acrobat Reader is available from Adobe.

## Course notes

Chapter 1 - Introduction to conic sections
Chapter 2 - Circles and cones

Chapter 3 - Kepler's Laws

## Other course material

Circles in perspective
Solving Kepler's equation

Eigenvalues and eigenvectors