MATH 532/736I
Modern Geometry  Spring 2008 Office: LeConte 313 D. Office Hours: 1:002:00 pm Tue, Thur Teaching Assistant: Anamaria Rusu Office Hours: Tue & Thur 10:00a.m.2:00p.m. Location: LC 105 


Course Announcements For Tuesday, Apr 8, 2008:

Course Topics
This course is a study of modern geometry as a logical system based upon postulates and undefined terms. Projective geometry, theorems of Desargues and Pappus, conics, transformation theory, affine geometry, Euclidean geometry, nonEuclidean geometries, and topology. Students will be expected to use Geometer's Sketchpad software (available in the computer labs) to prepare a portion of the assigned homeworks. Attendence is required and the exams will be over the lectures and homework.
Prerequisites
Math 241 or Math 250 (Math 241/250)
Lecture materials drawn from Primary References.
Primary References
 Gilbert Lecture Notes (230 pp, 1.3 MB)
 A Course in Modern Geometries by Judith N. Cederberg, Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 2005. [ISBN0387989722].
 The Four Pillars of Geometry by John Stillwell, Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 2005. [ISBN13:9780387255309].
Course Grading
Assigned Homework (10%), Three Tests (20 % each) and Final Exam(30%).
Graduate students will be required to write a term paper on a topic negotiated with the instructor, and their coursework will be graded more rigorously.
Attendance
Classroom attendance is required according to official university 10% policy. Makeup tests are not normally given for missed examinations.
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