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Spr2012: MTG3214 03H9 Euclidean Geometry MWF5 LIT205 (SE)
Our Teaching Page
has useful information for students in all of my classes.
It has my schedule,
and Usually Useful Pamphlets.
One of them is the
which gives pointers on what I consider to be good mathematical
Further information is at our
(I email this private URL directly to students).
The various Math czars who help out:
- Class-C (pdf)
[non-arthritically and non-asthmatically]
its way into the hearts of Geometry students.
And since it pedaled, it is not pedestrian.
- Available are all the
quizzes so far (pdf).
- The much anticipated
thrilled crowds with its minimalistic two-tone format,
and tasteful use of spacing.
Practice-A exam (pdf) is available.
was remarkably similar.
Does Zero = One? (pdf).
Here are some
proofs poofs to post about...
- Animations of
compass and straightedge constructions.
- Before the course begins, please learn
the Math-Greek alphabet (pdf),
which we will use frequently.
- "How To Write Proofs" (html), by Prof. Larry W. Cusick,
Excellent. Examples mostly from Elem. Number Theory; some from
- Prof. Christopher Heil's page (pdf) [4 pages, INTRO].
A well written survey of the structure of proofs. Has one example of
- “How to write proofs: a quick guide” by Prof. Eugenia Cheng (pdf)
[17 pages, INTRO].
Good, friendly. She is stricter than I in the ordering of steps in a proof.
Conversely, her write-up is lax in places where I am strict:
- Always use a word/phrase, and never a comma, for
we discover to our delight that .
- She has proof snippets in her examples, but remember
that your proofs must be written as a sequence of
complete, grammatical sentences, correctly punctuated, structured
into coherent paragraphs.
my office door (Little Hall 402, Northeast corner)
no later than
noon, Friday, 27Apr2012.
(Please email me after you have handed it in.)
The project must be carefully typeset,
but diagrams may be hand-drawn.
For the typesetting, one possibility
is the (free)
It can be learned in a week.
(It is the archive language of the American Mathematical
At all times have a paper copy you can hand-in; I do
Print out a copy each day, so that you always have the latest version to
hand-in; this, in case your printer or computer fails.
(You are too old for
My dog ate my homework.)
Please follow the guidelines on the
(pdf, 3pages) to earn full credit.
Please take a gander at
Past courses with notes, exams and links.
In all of my courses,
attendance is absolutely required
(excepting illness and religious holidays).
In the unfortunate event that you miss a class, you are
responsible to get all
Notes / Announcements / TheWholeNineYards
from a classmate, or several.
All my classes have a
Our textbook is
Foundations of Geometry,
|Author: ||Gerard Venema
||Publisher: ||Addison Wesley (Pearson Education)
Here are links to
this book at The Publisher's site
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