Elementary Geometry: An Advanced Perspective
Math 387, Winter 2017

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Description:
In-depth follow-up to high school geometry: striking new results and connections; proofs and analysis of familiar and new results from various perspectives; extensions (projective geometry, e.g.); relation of classical unsolvable constructions to modern algebra; models and technology for geometric exploration.
 
Instructor:
Ivan Dimitrov (508 Jeffery Hall, 613-533-2396)
 
Prerequisites:
Level 3 and one of the following: MATH 221, MATH 280, or MATH 281
 
Lectures:
Monday, 9:30 - 10:30 in Jeffery 110
Wednesday, 8:30 - 9:30 in Jeffery 110
Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30 in Jeffery 110
 
Office Hours:
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30, Jeffery 508
Thursday, 11:30-12:30, Jeffery 508
and by appointment
 
Assessment:
The course grades will be computed as follows:
  • 40% Homework
  • 30% Project
  • 30% Exam
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    Technology:
    Students are encouraged to use any available technology on the homework and the project. However, no aids will be allowed during the exam.
     
    References:
    [E] David E. Joyce, Euclid's Elements
    [H] Robin Hartshorne, Geometry: Euclid and Beyond, UTM, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2000
    [O] Alexander Ostermann and Gerhard Wanner, Geometry and Its History, Springer, New York, 2012
    [T] I. Todhunter, Spherical Geometry, Project Gutenberg eBook, 2006
     
    Disabilities:
    Students with disabilities, who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations, are encouraged to make an appointment to see the instructor as soon as possible. Also, please contact the Queen's Student Accessibility Services to register for support services.
     
    Academic Integrity:
    It is the obligation of each student to understand the University's policies regarding academic honesty and to uphold these standards. Students are encouraged to talk about the problems, but should write up the solutions individually. Students should acknowledge the assistance of any books, software, students, or professors.