MA6401 - Geometry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The axiomatic foundation for neutral, Euclidian and hyperbolic geometry is treated. Different models for hyperbolic geometry are discussed. Geometric constructions are treated. The course gives deep insight into topics in geometry that are central in school mathematics, and discusses the historical development of these topics.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student has a basic understanding of the axiomatic approach to geometry, as well as of logical concepts and proof structures. The student is familiar with central theorems of neutral, Euclidean and hyperbolic geometry as well as the historical development of axiomatic geometry. The student has insight into geometric constructions.

2. Skills. The student is able to solve problems from elementary Euclidean and hyperbolic and neutral geometry, use models for axiomatic geometry and explain them to others. The student is able to justify geometric constructions made with straightedge and compass.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem sessions. A certain number of problem sets must be approved in order to take the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination may be given as an oral examination.

If the course is taught in English, the exam may be given only in English.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KMA2-8-13)

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MA2401 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
SKOLE6936 2.0 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Mathematics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
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