Math 355, Fall 2016

Resources and course documents

Announcements

  • Friday 16 September class is not held as usual; details to be announced in class.
  • The final exam time is Tuesday 13 December 1-4pm.

Homework

  • Due Wednesday 31 August:
    • Read Lee “Reading Euclid” (pages 2-8)
    • Read Euclid “Book I”
    • Look at Lee Exercises 1A, 1B
  • Read the rest of Chapter 1 (in Lee) for Friday 2 September
  • Exercises 1B (for I.10), 1C (choose one proposition), 1D due Wednesday 7 September
  • Read pages 23 – 42 for Wednesday 7 September
  • Exercises 2B, 2C, 2I are due Friday 9 September
  • Read the rest of Chapter 2 by Monday 12 September
  • Exercises 2K – 2U due Wednesday 14 September
  • Exercises 3F, 3G, 3H due Wednesday 28 September
  • Read Chapter 4 for Friday 30 September
  • Proofs of Theorems 4.17, 4.18, 4.30 due Tuesday 11 October. Also due is a narrative on the parallels between the theory of angles and the theory of segments.
  • Read Chapter 5 and record definitions.
  • Prove SAS is equivalent to ASA by Thursday 20 October.

Presentations

  • 21 November: Josh, Melena (Parallel postulates)
  • 21 November: Paul (Wallis’ postulate)
  • 23 November: Jenny, Mack (Clairaut)
  • 23 November: Lily, Sara (Parallel converses)
  • 28 November: Rhianna, Sema (Angles)
  • 28 November: Jacob, Mackenzie (Quadralaterals I)
  • 30 November: Jesus, Mirza (Quadralaterals II)
  • 30 November: Paul (Circles)
  • 2 December: Adam, Katja (Secant and tangent lines)
  • 2 December: Isis, Mary (Multiple circles)
  • 5 December: Shelby (Arc measurement)
  • 5 December: Leo, Tim (Thales)
  • 7 December: Makayla, Robert (Inscribed angles)