Special topics in geometry
The goal of students enrolled in this course is to
produce a project that can be mounted right here on this page.
It should include both graphics and text, probably
in mixed format, and should take as its aim explaining
one important mathematical idea, or possibly
a connected sequence of them.
A typical project might be to enhance one or
more books of Euclid by adding more pictures
to make his arguments clerer. Other authors
for whom a similar project might work include Archimedes,
Descartes, and Newton. In the end, your project be
based on an HTML page like this one, and include pictures like this one
which was produced by ghostscript from a PostScript picture.
A quick and simple way to see what an HTML file looks like is to
click on View/Source in your browser, in order to see how
this page was constructed.
A commonly used book is the O'Reilly
book HTML - The definitive guide. But here, too,
there are a zillion possibilities.