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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Shape of the Universe - 20077

Students taking this connection will be prompted to consider how mathematicians and astronomers approach the question of the shape of the universe.By the end of the connection students will be better equipped to think about the possible geometries of our space and how scientists would go about successfully determining an answer to the question.

In MATH 125  students will explore symmetry, patterns, dimension and geometries of various 2- and 3-manifolds. The main topics of AST 130  are distance, objects in space, the life-cycle of stars and types of galaxies. To truly understand the question of the shape of the universe, one must understand how to study objects in space and the possible geometries in which they reside.