**3150.001, Spring 2002**

**Topics in Geometry**

**Conley**

the University of North Texas. |

**INSTRUCTOR:** Charles Conley, GAB 475,
(940)
565-3326

**OFFICE HOURS:** Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-3:00, and
by
appointment

**CLASS MEETS:** TR 3:30-4:50, Business 329

**TEXT, MATERIALS, AND PREREQUISITES: **The text is Geometry:
Theorems and Constructions, by Berele and Goldman. You will also
need a straight edge and compass (it is worth while to get a high
quality threaded compass along with the appropriate type of
lead). Calculators will not be allowed
on exams. The prerequisite is Mathematical Proofs (3130) or Real
Analysis
I (Math 2510).

**EXAMS, HOMEWORK, AND GRADING:** There will be two 100 point
midterms, on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, April 2, and a comprehensive
180 point final
on Thursday, May 9, 1:30-3:30. There will also be twelve 10 point
homeworks,
due Thursdays at the beginning of class. There will be no make-up
exams
except for emergencies, and late homework will be worth half-credit.

**TOPICS: **This course will focus on Euclidean geometry,
covering Chapters
1-6 and parts of 7-9 of the text. Its main purpose is to prepare
you
to teach middle school, and so the course will not emphasize proofs as
heavily
as the text. A little under half of each assignment will be made
up
of problems from the book, and the rest will be problems I make up.

**4060 STUDENTS:** Please let me know if you are taking Math 4060
rather
than Math 3150. In that case your homeworks and exams will be a
little
longer, involving more proofs.

FINAL EXAM: Thursday, May 9, 1:30-3:30

EXAM 2: Tuesday, April 2

HOMEWORKS 6-12: These will all be almost completely
handwritten.

HOMEWORK 5, Due Thursday, Feb. 28:

3150: Chapter 5, problems 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7. In problem 1, do only the three parts on the left. Skip the three parts on the right (including the top one, which I originally did assign).

4060: Do all of the 3150 problems and also Chapter 5, problem
9.

EXAM 1: Tuesday, Feb. 19. The
review sheet will be given out on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Feb. 14 will be
a review day.

REVIEW SHEET ERROR: In Problem 5, I forgot to
say
that the angle in the lower left corner is 45 degrees.

HOMEWORK 4, Due Thursday, Feb. 14:

3150: Chapter 4, problem 1, and the 9 problems I handed out in class

4060: Do Chapter 4, problems 2 and 3 in addition to the entire
3150
problem set

HOMEWORK 3, Due Thursday, Feb. 7:

3150: Chapter 3, problems 6. 9. 10ab. 13, and the 7 problems I handed out in class

4060: Do in addition Chapter 3 problems 7, 10c, and one extra
handwritten
problem

HOMEWORK 2, Due Thursday, Jan. 31:

3150: 1.8, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7a, and the six problems I handed out in class

4060: Do in addition 2.3, 2.6, 2.7b

HOMEWORK 1, Due Thursday, Jan. 24:

3150: Chapter 1: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 (in problems 6 and 7 you need not prove that your construction works)

4060: Do in addition 5, 8, and include proofs in 6, 7