Syllabus for MATH 352 Section 1

Non-Euclidean Geometries

Fall Semester 2018 CRN: 89403

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
Office: Keller 308
Phone: (808) 956-4677
Hours: TR 10:30 - 11:30, and by appointment.
E-mail: grw at math.hawaii.edu
Home Page: http://www.math.hawaii.edu/~grw/

Academic Expectations

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.

Readings

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.

Attendance and Grading

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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