Martin Flashman's Courses
Math 371/480 Spring, '03
Final Examination Schedule
Spring, 2003
Also available by appointment.
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Room: SH 116

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Math 109 Scheduled

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MATH 371 Geometry MWF. 15:00  15:50 ROOM:
SH 128
MATH 480 Supplement M. 16:00  16:50 + ROOM: For
204A
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SPRING, 2003
COURSE INFORMATION(tentative)
M.FLASHMAN
MATH 371/480: GEOMETRY
MWF 15:0015:50; M 16:0016:50+
ROOM: SH 128/ For 204A
OFFICE: Library 48 EMAIL: flashman@humboldt.edu
PHONE:8264950
Hours (Tent.): MTRF 12:151:20 AND BY APPOINTMENT or chance!
PREREQUISITE: Math 240 and high school geometry (or permission ).
TEXTS:

Fundamentals of Geometry by B.Meserve and J. Izzo,
A.W. (1969) 
ON LINE with HSU ONCORES *

The Elements by Euclid, Volume 1, edited by T.L. Heath, Dover (1926)
The
Elements (David Joyce's online version)
The
First Six Books of The Elements of Euclid (Comprehensive connections
with Oliver Byrne's online version)

Proof in Geometry by A.I Fetisov, Mir (1978)

Here's Looking at Euclid..., by J.Petit, Kaufmann (1985).

Flatland,
(one of many online versions available) by Edwin A. Abbott, Dover.
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Classical and modern problems and concepts. Topics
from: plane and solid geometry; Euclidean geometry; deductive approaches,
nonEuclidean and alternative characterizations of geometry using synthetic,
analytic, and transformational approaches.
SCOPE: This course will cover various topics from "classical and modern
geometry." We will examine informally and formally selected theorems and
theories for planar and spatial geometry from both synthetic and analytic
(algebraic and transformational) viewpoints. Other approaches to geometry
such as differential geometry and topology may be presented as time permits.
Lectures will organize the topics to present materials not covered
in the texts as well as those treated in the texts. Supplementary readings
and materials will be supplied as appropriate.
TESTS & ASSIGNMENTS: We
may use Blackboard for some online reality quizzes. Here is some information
about how to use
Blackboard.
You can also go directly to the HSU Blackboard
.
Reading: Each student will be expected to read short articles
about geometric topics from The College
Mathematics Journal, The Mathematics Teacher, Scientific American
, a geometric web site, or other approved sources and make brief
written summaries of these to be passed in every Monday.
These will be graded Honors/Cr/NCr. Here's some help finding articles:
Search The College Mathematics
Journal and the Mathematics Magazine.
Search JSTOR (HSU Access Only)
Reports should include (1) Correct citation, (2) Geometric subject
area, (3)Result(s), and (4)Proofs if interesting.
Weekly problem assignments will be due on Wednesday. (Accepted
one day tardy at most!)
Some problems may be assigned but not numerically graded.
Projects: Each student will be expected to develop a course project
that presents some aspect of geometry with both results and explanation.
These may done in partnerships of two (or three) students and with consultations
with Professor Flashman. A brief preliminary descriptive project proposal
is due Tuesday, February 18th from each partnership. A progress report
on the project is due March 27th.
Final projects are due for review Tuesday, May 6th. (These will
be graded Honors/Cr/NCr.)
The final examination will be an OPEN BOOK TAKEHOME EXAMINATION, distributed
Thursday, May 1st, and DUE Friday, May 16, before 5 P.M.
MAKEUP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup test promptly.
GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into consideration the
quality of work done in the course as evidenced primarily from the accumulation
of points from graded assignments and examinations approximately as follows:
Homework 
20 % 
Reading Summaries 
10% 
Project 
10% 
Quizzes 
30% 
Final Exam 
30% 
Total 
100% 
** Active class participation will be considered in deciding individual
grades after a general grade range has been assigned.
The final grade for Math 480 will be determined by the technology assignments.
TECHNOLOGY: We will be using the computer at various stages of this course
to illustrate and investigate some of the geometry dynamically. For this
purpose we will use Geometer's Sketchpad, EuclidianReality
, and Wingeometry . We will
go to For 204A on Mondays to use this software and for exploring other
software as well.
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