Modern Geometry - Spring 2008
Office: LeConte 313 D.
Office Hours: 1:00-2:00 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:
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, non-Euclidean 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.
Math 241 or Math 250 (Math 241/250)
Lecture materials drawn from 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. [ISBN-0387-98972-2].
- The Four Pillars of Geometry by John Stillwell, Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 2005. [ISBN-13:978-0387-25530-9].
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.
Classroom attendance is required according to official university 10% policy. Make-up tests are not normally given for missed examinations.
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