SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 360: Geometric Structures
Spring 2010

General Information

Place and time: TuTh 11:20am-12:40pm at Mathematics 4130.

Professor: Oleg Viro
Office: Math Tower 5-110.

Office hours: Tu 1:00 pm-2:10 pm, Th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grader: Ye Sle Cha

Course description: This course will develop Euclidean geometry and then contrast it with more exotic geometries. First we will study Euclidean geometry along the approach which was traditional at high school prior to reducing the geometry part of the high school curriculum in the sixties. Then we will study similar geometries in other classical spaces.

Textbook: Kiselev's Geometry, adapted from Russian by Alexander Givental, Sumizdat, El Cerrito, Calif., 2006.

Homework is a compulsory part of the course. Homework assignments are due each week at the beginning of the Tuesday's class. Under no circumstances will late homework be accepted.

Grades policy The final grade is the maximum of the grade from the final exam and the weighted average according the following weights: homework 10%, Quzzes 15%, Midterm I 20%, Midterm II 20%, Final 35%.

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 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: