COURSE:  Geometry  (MATH 321)
TIME/PLACE: Winter 2011 M  WRF 11 a.m.
KRH 347
TEXT: Modern Geometries, 5th ed., J. R. Smart
INSTRUCTOR: T. M. Thompson KRH 332 ph: 2181
OFFICE HOURS: TBA
BULLETIN: Study of geometries, concentrating on Euclidean, non-Euclidean, and projective geometries; examination of axiomatic foundations and qualitative study of the geometries; considers briefly Mohr-Mascheroni constructions and impossible constructions. Prerequisite: MATH 281 and permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
OBJECTIVES: After finishing this course, the student should understand the concepts of Euclidean geometry and its methods of proof.  The student should be able to construct efficient proofs of geometric theorems and understand why these techniques are important.  In addition, the student will be introduced to non-Euclidean and projective geometries.
EXAMINATIONS: 1 mid-term:
7 Feb (Mon)



1 two-hour final: 15 Mar  (10 a.m. Tue)
HOMEWORK: Assignments are due weekly on Monday at 5 p.m.; 5 points  per problem.
TOPICS &
ASSIGNMENTS

 
 

SUGGESTIONS
ON WRITING
UP SOLUTIONS

Late homework is deducted at the rate of twenty percent (20%) per class day late -- see me about late work due to illness.
Paper should be approximately 8.5 by 11; only one side may be used.  Please do not use ruled paper!
Must be neat.
Must be done in pencil to be accepted.
Papers are to be folded as a book with name and assignment number on the outside as illustrated.
GRADING: Homework: 30% of grade

Midterm:  30% of grade

Final: 40% of grade


A: 
A-: 
B+: 
B:
92-100% 
90-91 
88-89 
82-87

B-: 
C+: 
C: 
C-:
80-81% 
78-79 
67-77 
65-66

D+: 
D: 
D-: 
F:
63-64% 
57-62 
55-56 
0-54

Appropriate (to me) modification of these percentages may be made in individual cases for progress, unusual circumstances, etc.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Cell phones, computers, personal organizers, and all* other electronic devices are not to be used by students during class.  Doing so may affect your grade.
DISABILITIES: If you have a physical and/or learning disability and need accommodations, please contact Sue Huett in the Teaching Learning Center, Village Hall, or call 527-2366. This syllabus and course materials are available in alternative format as appropriate to the disability.