This is the home page of MA30231: Projective Geometry taught by Fran Burstall.
I keep a diary of what I covered in lectures. There is also an official syllabus and a reading list.
Here is the timetable.
Exercise sheets are issued weekly at the problem class and discussed at the next problem class after which solutions will appear here.
I will mark whatever you hand in, no matter when you hand it in, and normally get your work back to you within a week.
By public demand and with some misgivings, I am making my lecture notes available in pdf format. This will happen sometime after the lectures have taken place.
WARNING: these are not a substitute for taking your own careful notes during lectures. In particular, there are probably many mistakes in my notes.
This unit is assessed 100% by exam. Generic exam feedback will be available early in the summer.
Here are the past examination papers as well as a mock exam from 2011. Solutions to the exams are available online and in the Academic Reserve Collection of the Library.
Here are potted biographies of some of the heroes that built Projective Geometry:
There are many more biographies at the St Andrews history site.
I welcome feedback in the form of constructive comments or criticism.
If you encounter any problems while using this site, send me mail describing as completely as you can what has gone wrong.