Spring 2007

**Where and When:** Tuesdays and Thursday 12:50
to 2:10pm at Lgt Engr Lab154.

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.) |

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 |

Midterm | October | 20% |

Final Exam | Tu Dec 18th, 11:00am-1:30pm | 40% |

Homeworks and Class Participation | 30% | |

Projects | 10% |

More about homework: Homework problems and projects should be written in complete, clear and correct English sentences. They should be easy to read by somebody who has a good mathematical background but is not following this course. All textbook results must be explicitely quoted.

We will grade selected problems but the students will not know in advance which problems will be graded.

Each graded homework problem (regarless its length or level of difficulty) will worth ten points. Each non-graded problem that is submitted will worth one point.

Homework: | Points Removed |

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
tool.

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/mat360fall07`

**Instructor:** Prof. Moira Chas

Email address: moira at math.sunysb.edu

Office hours: Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm and Th 10:00am-11:00am 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:** Pedro Solorzano

**Grader Office hours:** Math 2-119: Tu 4-6pm, MLC: Th 4-6pm

Grader email address: pedro 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: