Course: MATH 3110/5110
Title: College Geometry
Section: 100 (Class Numbers 6354/6383)
Campus: Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year: 2018 - 2019
Term: Spring Semester
Instructor: Mark Barsamian
Contact Information: My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours for 2018 - 2019 Spring Semester: 9am - 10am Mon - Fri in Morton 538
Course Description: We will begin with an introduction to axiom systems and axiomatic geometry. Then we will consider plane Euclidean geometry from an axiomatic viewpoint.
Prerequisites: (MATH 3050 Discrete Math or CS 3000 Introduction to Discrete Structures) and (MATH 3200 Applied Linear Algebra or MATH 3210 Linear Algebra)
Cross-Listing: Note that this is a cross-listed course: Undergraduate students register for MATH 3110; graduate students, for MATH 5110.
Special Needs: If you have physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities that require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your needs may be appropriately met.
Meeting Times and Locations: Mon, Wed, Fri 12:55pm - 1:50pm in Morton Hall Room 126
Syllabus: This web page replaces the usual paper syllabus. If you need a paper syllabus (now or in the future), unhide the next two portions of hidden content (Textbook, Calendar) and then print this web page.
Title: Introduction to Axiomatic Geometry
Author: Mark Barsamian
Publisher: Ohio University Open Library, 2017
More Info: More information about the contents of the book can be found at the following link: (Geometry Textbook Information)
Is it required? The printed book is required for students in MATH 3110/5110 Section 100.
Where do you get it? Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 593-7393..
What do you ask for? Tell them that you need the Axiomatic Geometry Book for Prof. Barsamian's MATH 3110/5110 course. The book is 372 pages, spiral bound in two volumes with clear plastic covers
Cost? $44.75, including tax
Where does that money go? The book cost is just the printing cost; none of the money goes to Mark Barsamian.
Electronic Version: A free PDF version of the book is available on the Ohio Open Library Web page: (Geometry Textbook at the Open Library) But students in MATH 3110 will still need to purchase the printed book.
Remember that to illustrate a Conditional Statement, it is helpful to make two drawings: one drawing that illustrates the situation described in the hypothesis, and another drawing that illustrates the situation described in the conclusion.
During the semester, you will accumulate a Points Total of up to 1000 possible points.
At the end of the semester, your Points Total will be converted into your Course Letter Grade.
Note that although this grading scale may look easy compared to the usual 90,80,70,60 scale, it is actually not easier. The reasons are:
One learns math primarily by trying to solve problems. This course is designed to provide structure for you as you learn to solve problems, and to test how well you have learned to solve them. This structure is provided in the following ways.
Attendance is required for all lectures and exams, and will be recorded.
Missing Class: If you miss a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to copy someone's notes and study them. I will not use office hours to teach topics discussed in class to students who were absent.
Missing a Quiz or Exam Because of Illness: If you are too sick to take a quiz or exam, then you must
Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of University Activity: If you have a University Activity that conflicts with one of our quizzes or exams, you must contact me before the quiz or exam to discuss arrangements for a make-up. I will need to see documentation of your activity. If you miss a quiz or an exam because of a University Activity without notifying me in advance, you will not be given a make-up.
Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of Personal Travel Plans: Some of our Quizzes and Exams are on Fridays. Our Final Exam is on Friday afternoon, the last day of Finals Week. Please don't bother asking me if you can make up a quiz or exam, or take it early, because your ride home is leaving earlier in the day, or because you already bought a plane ticket with an early departure time in order to lengthen your weekend or your Summer Break. The answer is, No you may not have a make-up or take the quiz or exam early. You will just have to change your travel plans or forfeit that quiz or exam.
And again, please note that Class Presentations cannot be made-up in the case of absence, because they involve material that is part of a class lesson plan.
Policy on Cheating:
If cheat on a quiz or exam, you will receive a zero on that quiz or exam and I will submit a report to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility (OCSSR).
If you cheat on another quiz or exam, you will receive a grade of F in the course and I will again submit a report to the OCSSR.
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