SPRING 2003 COLLEGE GEOMETRY MATH 5233
Tuesday & Thursday
306 Boyd Building
Instructor: Dr. David Leach
Office: 317 Boyd
Web Page: http://www.westga.edu/~cleach
Office hours: See schedule
Text: Geometry: Axiomatic Developments with Problem Solving, by Earl Perry.
Prerequisite: MATH 3003. This course will rely heavily on logic,
theorem-proving and other topics developed in that course. You should not
enroll in this course unless you have taken MATH 3003.
Assignments: 25% Some homework assignments will be graded. (see below)
Tests: 50% Three tests will be given throughout the semester.
They will be announced at least one week in advance.
Final: 25% The final exam will be comprehensive.
Total: 100% 90\% earns an A;80\% earns an B;70\% earns an C;60\% earns an
D;less than 60\% earns an F.\\
It is expected that a student completing MATH 5233 will understand
1. Logic, reasoning, and argument patterns. (L2)
2. Axiomatic systems and their properties. (L2)
3. The finite geometries of Young and Fano. (L14, L10)
4. The axiomatic foundation and development of plane geometry. (L14)
5. The properties of some non-Euclidean geometries. (L10, L14)
6. Finite Projective and Affine Planes (L10, L14)
7. Combinatorial Designs (L10, L14)
Homework will consist primarily of reading the text and working exercises.
Occasionally, assignments may involve supplementary material. Some homework
assignments will be collected and graded. On the graded assignments, you
may discuss the problems with each other, but each person must write up
his or her own solutions and turn them in. Graded homework will usually
consist of problem sets. After assignments are turned in, I will check them.
If a problem is incorrect, I may assign partial credit or ask you to redo it.
I will not work the problems for you, but I will be available during my office
hours to answer general questions concerning the problem sets.
January 6-8 : Drop/Add and late registration
February 27 : Last day to withdraw with a grade of W
March 17-21 : Spring Break
April 24 : Last day of class
May 6 : Final Exam 5:30-7:30 PM (Tuesday)