CSE 4GS - Mathematical Beauty in Rome

Units: 

 4

Exploration of topics in computing, engineering, and mathematics, applied to classical architecture in Rome, Italy. In-depth geometrical analysis and computer modeling of basic structures (arches, vaults, domes), and on-site studies of the Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, and St. Peter's Basilica. Concurrent enrollment required in 4GS and 6GS.

Course Objectives: 

CSE 4GS and CSE 6GS are a set of courses that are part of the UCSD Global Seminar Series, exploring the relationship between mathematics/engineering/computing and architecture. CSE 4GS focuses on mathematical and engineering theory, while CSE 6GS applies this theory to the computer modeling of famous structures like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and St. Peter's. Rome is ideal because of its wealth of architecture that lends  itself to technical analysis.

Prerequisites: 

Math 10A or Math 20A. Co-requisite with CSE 6GS. Please see Prerequisite Page 

Other Restrictions: 

Instructor permission required.

Offered: 

During summer only.