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, nonEuclidean, and projective geometries; examination of axiomatic foundations and qualitative study of the geometries; considers briefly MohrMascheroni 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 nonEuclidean and projective geometries. 

EXAMINATIONS:  1
midterm: 
7 Feb (Mon) 

1 twohour final:  15 Mar (10 a.m. Tue)  
HOMEWORK:  Assignments are due weekly on Monday at 5 p.m.; 5 points per problem.  
ASSIGNMENTS SUGGESTIONS 
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  


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 5272366. This syllabus and course materials are available in alternative format as appropriate to the disability. 