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CODE MAT1511

 
TITLE Analytical Geometry

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Mathematics

 
DESCRIPTION - Vector geometry:
    - Affine spaces,
    - Position vectors;

- Euclidean geometry:
    - The dot product,
    - Angles,
    - Isometries;

- Coordinates and equations:
    - Cartesian coordinates,
    - Curves and equations,
    - Coordinate form of an isometry,
    - Change of coordinates;

- Orientation and vector product:
    - Vector algebra,
    - Vector equations of lines and planes;

- Conics:
    - The ellipse,
    - The parabola,
    - The hyperbola.

Textbooks

- Roe J., Elementary Geometry, Oxford Science Publications, Clarendon Press, 1997.

Supplementary Reading:

- Vaisman I., Analytical Geometry, World Scientific Publishing Company, 1998.
- Camilleri C.J., Vector Analysis, Malta University Press, Malta, 1994.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Leads to: MAT2512

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Tutorial

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Joseph Muscat

 
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