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MTH2132 - The nature and beauty of mathematics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Burkhard Polster


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


As for MTH1122.


On completion of this unit, students will have an appreciation of the beauty and the power of mathematics; understand the fundamental concepts of number theory and geometry; appreciate the notion of proof in mathematics and be able to carry out basic proofs; appreciate the historical interplay between mathematics and attempts to understand the physical world; know of some of the great unsolved problems in modern mathematics; be able to impress their friends at parties.


As for MTH1122. Second-year students will be expected to exhibit a higher level of knowledge in this unit.

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour support class per week


Science students should seek course advice before enrolling in this unit