# MATH2916 Working Seminar A (Special Studies Program)

## General Information

This page contains information on the Intermediate Unit of Study MATH2916 Working Seminar A (Special Studies Program).

This unit is offered in Semester 1.

Lecturer(s): Emma Carberry

For further information on Intermediate Mathematics and Statistics, refer to the Intermediate Handbook. In particular, see the MATH2916 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH2916.

You may also view the description of MATH2916 in the central units of study database.

- Credit point value: 3CP.
- Classes per week: One hour-length seminar.
- Prerequisites: Entry into this unit of study is by invitation only, and is restricted to students with a High Distinction average over 12 cp of Advanced Junior Mathematics.

Email enquiries about MATH2916 may be sent to MATH2916@sydney.edu.au.

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Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty. For further information, see the Science Faculty web site.

## Info

The Course Info sheet contains basic information about the course. The list of talks with topic breakdowns is here.

## Schedule

Note that some weeks have two talks and some only one. All talks are in Carslaw 275.### Week 3

**23 March, 1-2pm - Yee Chin - ** Straightedge and Compass Constructions

### Week 5

**13 April, 1-2pm - Jongmin Lim - ** Some Consequences of Euclid's Approach

### Week 6

**20 April, 1-2pm - Alec Zhang - ** Euclid's Fifth Postulate

### Week 7

**27 April, 12-1pm - Mark Rothbery - ** Algebraic Criterion for Constructability

**27 April, 1-2pm - Sophie Anderson - ** Isometries of the Euclidean Plane

### Week 8

**4 May, 12-1pm - Harindu Obeyesekera - ** The Real Projective Plane

**4 May, 1-2pm - Kenneth Guo - ** Linear Fractional Functions and the Cross Ratio

### Week 9

**11 May, 12-1pm - Taylor Ruber - ** Spherical Geometry

**11 May, 1-2pm - Michael Zhao - ** Hyperbolic (Half)-Plane

### Week 10

No Talks### Week 11

**25 May, 12-1pm - Noah Peres - ** Moebius Transformations and Hyperbolic Distance

**25 May, 1-2pm - Peter Zavvos - ** Models of Hyperbolic Geometry

### Week 12

**1 June, 12-1pm - Amit Deep - ** Area of Hyperbolic and Spherical Triangles, Euler's Theorem

**1 June, 1-2pm - Max Davy - ** Curvature of Polyhedra and Descartes' Theorem

## Reference books on Writing and Presentation

Advice on writing and presenting mathematics can be found in:

- Terry Tao,
**Advice on Writing Papers** - Nicholas J. Higham,
**Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences**, SIAM, 1998. (Scitech 808.06651 4) - Norman E. Steenrod, Paul Halmos, et al.,
**How to Write Mathematics**, American Mathematical Society, 1973. (Scitech 808.066 17) - Steven G. Krantz,
**A Primer of Mathematical Writing**, American Mathematical Society, 1997. (Scitech 808.0665 25)

The most convenient references for the use of LaTeX are:

- The LaTeX Wikibook, which has links to the distributions and online discussion sites.
- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e.

See here for further LaTeX documentation.

There are a number of tutorials on Beamer available on the web such as this one or this one.

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