Syllabus and Homeworks
There will be weekly homeworks which are to be written on a piece of paper (with your name, section and ID number)
and handed to your instructor on due date. You must write not only the answers but
also your reasoning and explanation, which must be written clearly enough so that the grader should be
able to follow your reasoning. Answers without explanation will get only parital credit.
The following is a tentative syllabus, which is subject to change.
Week 
Dates 
Notes 
Topics 
HW 
Due date 
1 
8/24  8/28 

18, 1316, 2127, 3440 
HW 1 
9/2 
2 
8/31  9/4 

3133, 3950 
Problems 89, 91, 95, 101, 102 (a line is called equidistant from points A, B if the distance from this line to point A is equal to the distance to point B) 
9/9 
3 
9/7  9/11 
9/7, 9/8: no classes (Labor Day) 
5160 
HW 3 
9/16 
4 
9/14  9/18 

7087, 9093 
HW 4 
9/23 
5 
9/21  9/25 

9498, 6167 
184, 194, 121, 134 (hint: see section 68), 202, 204. 'Construct' means 'construct using straightedge and compass'. 
9/30 10/5 
6 
9/28  10/2 

103123 
none 

7 
10/5  10/9 


230, 237, 239, 247, 255, 261, 270, 283 
10/12 (Monday) 
8 
10/12  10/16 
10/14: Midterm 



9 
10/19  10/23 

156162, 170171, 184186 
HW 7 
10/28 
10 
10/26  10/30 

Lecture notes on isometries (by Oleg Viro) 


11 
11/2  11/6 

Lecture notes on isometries 
HW 8 
11/11 
12 
11/9  11/13 

Affine and projective geometry 
HW 9 
11/18 
13 
11/16  11/20 

Affine and projective geometry 


14 
11/23  11/27 
11/2511/29: Thanskgiving break 
Affine and projective geometry completed 
HW 10: complete the proof of Pappus theorem discussed in class 
11/30 
15 
11/30  12/4 

NonEuclidean geometry 



12/8 
Final Exam 



