SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 515:
Fall 2017

General Information

Place and time: Earth & Space 181, Monday and Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Lecturer: Jozef Bodnar, jozef.bodnar at stonybrook.edu

Office hours: Monday 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 or by appointment (please write a mail). Usually I will be available on Monday 1:30 - 2:30 pm and Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 am as well.

Grader: Xuntao Hu

Course description: This is a course covering the basics of planar Euclidean geometry, intended for future and practicing teachers. It is to help you understand the subject and issues in the subject well enough that you can teach the course.

Textbook: Kiselev's Geometry (Book I, Planimetry) Sumizdat, El Cerrito, Calif., 2006.

Grades policy

Please make sure you can attend the exams below. Makeups will be given only in exceptional situations: documented medical issues or documented emergencies only.

Date and time Weight
First midterm 10/02 M 4:00-5:20 pm 25%
Second midterm 11/13 M 4:00-5:20 pm 25%
Final exam 12/12 Tu 8:30-11:00 pm 30%
Homework Ten through the semester 20%

Homework information: There will be 10 sets of homeworks during the semester. Usually, the homework problems will appear on Monday on this course page, under the Schedule section, in the last column of the table about scheduled topics. The due date will be indicated, but usually it will be Wednesday of the following week. I will collect them on the lecture. You can also leave your homework (before the due date) in the envelope on my office door Math Tower 2-120.

Discussing the problems with each other is okay, but you should always come up with your own solutions. Please do not share complete solutions with others before the deadline. The experience you gain in problem solving by working on homework is way more useful than the points you get for it.

If you found some resource on the internet or some book which you used for the solution, or if the solution is a result of a discussion with someone, please indicate it in your work.

Information for students with disabilities
If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services at (631) 632-6748 or http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/dss/. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website: http://www.sunysb.edu/ehs/fire/disabilities.shtml

Disability Support Services: If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may affect your course work, please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) office: ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, telephone (631) 632-6748/TDD. DSS will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. Arrangements should be made early in the semester (before the first exam) so that your needs can be accommodated. All information and documentation of disability is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and DSS. For procedures and information, go to the following web site http://www.ehs.sunysb.edu and search Fire safety and Evacuation and Disabilities.

Academic Integrity: Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instance of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa/academicjudiciary/.

Critical Incident Management: Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of Judicial Affairs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, and/or inhibits students' ability to learn.