Title of the course: Classical Construction Problems in Geometry
Instructor: Assoc. Prof. Emre Coşkun
Institution: ODTÜ
Dates: 10-16 September 2018
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Euclidean geometry is a must, experience with fields and field extensions is a plus.
Level: Graduate, advanced undergraduate, beginning undergraduate
Abstract: The three classical problems in geometry: quadrature of the circle, trisection of the angle, duplication of the cube. Fields and field extensions. Constructible numbers. Impossibility of the solutions of the three classical problems with ruler and compass.
Language: EN, TR
Textbook or/and course webpage: Robin Hartshorne, Euclid and Beyond (ch. 6)