# MATH1220: Introduction to Geometry

## Module details: 2004--05

This module is now finished, but you might be interested in some of the links below.

Handout giving details of completing the square to get standard forms for the conics

## Maple demonstration

To download the Maple demonstration on conics right click on the link below and select `Save Link As' or `Save Target As ...' to save the file to your home directory. Then open it in Maple, choosing `Maple text' if asked when you open it. Then run it, by clicking on each line starting > in turn. For the animations, right click on initial graph and choose `play'. Please e-mail me to tell me if this works for you or not. Conics demonstration: right click to save as above

## Polyhedra

A proof that there are only 5 convex regular polyhedra plus more, including how to make them!

Buckminster Fuller Genius and visionary or just some crazy guy? Follow the links to domes.

Eden project More domes.

## Measuring

Eratosthenes
Measuring the circumference of the Earth
Thales
Thales' Measurement of the height of a pyramid

## Fake Moon Landings

Faked moon landings Did NASA fake the moon landings?

The site above contains arguments using geometry. Is it right?