**SPRING 2007
COLLEGE GEOMETRY MATH 4233**

Tuesday & Thursday

301 Boyd, 3:30-4:45

**Instructor**: Dr.
Amin Boumenir

**Office**: 321
Boyd

**Phone**: (678)839-4131

**Email**: boumenir@westga.edu

**Office**: Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 to 14:00 or
by appointment

**Textbook:** Foundations of Geometry, by Venema,
Prentice-Hall 2002.

**Prerequisite**:
MATH 3003. This course relies heavily on logic and proofs.

**Learning Outcomes**:

It is expected that a student completing MATH 4233 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 and applications of non-Euclidean geometry. (L10, L14)

**Topics: **We shall cover chapters: 1: EuclidÕs
Elements, 2: Axiomatic systems for geometry; 5: The Axioms of the plane; 6: Neutral
Geometry; 7: Euclidean geometry; 9: Area; 10: Circles;

11: Constructions, 12: Transformations, 13: Models.

**Tests:** There
will be 3 class tests and counts 100 points each. The dates are Thursdays February
8^{th}, March 15^{th} and April 19^{th}.

**Grading Policy**:

**Quizzes:** 100
The best five quizzes are counted.

**Tests**: 300
Three tests will be given throughout the semester.

**Final**: 200
The final exam will be comprehensive.

**Total**: 600

**Grades:** F<360<=D<420<=C<480<=B<540<=A
<600

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**Important Dates**:

March 1 : Last day to withdraw with a grade of W

March 19-23 : Spring Break

April 26 : Last day of class

May 3 : Final Exam 2:00-4:00 (Thursday)