Syllabus for MATH 352 Section 1
|Textbook:||Introduction to Geometry (Second Edition),
by H.S.M. Coxeter
|Meetings:||TR, 1:30PM to 2:45PM in Watanabe 113
|Instructor:||Dr. George R. Wilkens|
|Hours:||TR 10:30 - 11:30, and by appointment.|
|E-mail:||grw at math.hawaii.edu|
The prerequisite for this course is a grade of C or better in Math 351.
Students should review the Statement of Academic Expectations. All academic
work should be done with the high levels of honesty, integrity and
excellence that this University demands.
The plan is to cover parts of chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 of the text book. We will be studying the commonalities and differences of several geometries, including Projective Geometry and Hyperbolic Geometry.
To aid understanding, students are encouraged to use GeoGebra, which is free mathematics software. The software is particularly good at illustrating the kinds of geometric constructions that we will be studying throughout the semester. You will find many GeoGebra tutorials on YouTube.
Regular attendance to class lectures is required. The grade will be determined by two in-class exams, a cumulative final exam, and homework. Homework assignments and due dates will be posted on the MATH 352 Homework page. Homework assignments must be legible, and you are required to use proper grammatical English and follow the guidelines for clear and concise writing. The exam and homework will be weighted as follows:
|Homework||20%||Grade computed from the weekly assignments|
|Exam 1||20%||Thursday, October 4
|Exam 2||20%||Thursday, November 15
|Final||40%||Tuesday, December 11, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Watanabe 113.|
You must bring your UH student ID to every test. If Keller Hall is closed for any reason, we will meet by the steps of Hamilton Library. Only documented valid health related excuses will be accepted for missing an exam.
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