Where and When: Tuesdays and Thursday 12:50 to 2:10pm at Library N4000
|Text: Euclidean and non Euclidean Geometry Geometries, Development and History, (Third edition) by Marvin Jay Greenberg, W.H. Freeman and Company. (If you have a previous edition just make sure that you do the required exercises.)|
About this course: This is a course in planar
geometry, covering both Euclidean and
non-Euclidean geometries. It is assumed that you have already had a
high-school course in Euclidean geometry (more precisely, know the gemeotry
covered in MAT 200). Our approach will be primarily
axiomatic. We will be doing many proofs, so it is crucial
be familar with basic logic and proof techniques (again, as covered in
We will cover the first six chapters of the textbook, and a bit more, if time permits. It is very important that you read along the book, one of the goals of this course is to work on your ability to understand technical material.
As you have probably learn by now, in order to learn mathematics you
need to do mathematics. So, in order to succed in this course you need
to work on as many problems as possible. The list of homework problems
is a minimum, but "the sky is the limit".
We will likely have some work involving technology such as Geometer's Sketchpad.
Examinations and grading: There will be weekly homeworks, one midterm examination, and a comprehensive final examination. There will be a couple of projects, as well, one of them using Geometer's Sketchpad. The schedule will be periodically updated.
You are encouraged to discuss problems with classmates but all the work you submit must be individual. This means it must be written enterely by yourself. Identical or too similar works will recieve zero credit and risk further sanctions.
|What||When||% of Final Grade|
|Final Exam||Tuesday May 15th, 11 to 1:30||40%|
|Homeworks and Class Participation||25%|
|with a few minor mistakes, omissions or missleading material||1 or 2|
|many minor mistakes, omissions or misleading material||3 or 4|
|with serious mistakes||5, 6 or 7|
|with minor problems with terminology, concepts or clarity of exposition||1 or 2|
|with major problems with terminology, concepts or clarity of exposition||3|
|which is not readable||10|
Sketchpad projects: For these
projects, you need to use
Sketchpad software, which
is available at SINC sites. Depending on the size of the class, we will
have a couple at the Math Sync site to learn how to use this
To submit a project, justproblems send me the Sketchpad file by e-mail.
Course Slides: Power point presentations of the course will be available here
Course webpage: http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~moira/mat360.sp07
Instructor: Prof. Moira Chas
Email address: moira at math.sunysb.edu
Office hours: , and by appointment. Note you can have office hours by appoiment, which implies that at the end of the semester "I could not make your office hours" is not a valid excuse.
Grader: Lena Panok.
Grader email address: lena at math.sunysb.edu
Disabilities: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site: