Campus:  Ohio University, Athens Campus 

Department:  Mathematics 
Academic Year:  2012  2013 
Term:  Spring Semester 
Course:  Math 3110 
Title:  College Geometry 
Section:  101 (Class Number 3451) 
Instructor:  Mark Barsamian 
Contact Information:  My contact information is posted on my web page. 
Office Hours:  My office hours are posted on my web page. 
Class Meets: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:55pm  1:50pm in Morton 222
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: (3050 Discrete Math or CS 3000), (3200 Applied Linear Algebra or 3210 Linear Algebra)
Textbook Information  

What is it?  The textbook is two volumes, spiral bound in yellow covers.

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Is it required?  The printed book is required for students in MATH 3110 Section 101.  
Where do you get it?  Beginning on Monday, February 18, 2013, the book will be available at Minuteman Press, 17 W. Washington Street, Athens (next to Donkey Coffee), (740) 5937393.  
Cost?  The twovolume set costs $26.47, including tax.  
What do you ask for?  Tell them that you need the MATH 3110 packet.  
Online version:  There is an online version of the text at the following link: (Geometry.Textbook) But students in MATH 3110 Section 101 will still need to purchase the printed book when it comes out.  
Typo Contest:  There are typos and mistakes in the book, just as there are in any book. I would be very grateful if you point them out to me, so that I can fix them for next year's printing of the book. Please notify me of typos and mistakes by sending me an email with "Geometry Book Mistake" as the subject line. I will reply to your email and will tell you if you are the first student to find a particular typo or mistake. If you are the first, then you will earn a point. At the end of the quarter, the student with the most points will win $15. Second place wins $10. 
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.
Grading: During the semester, you will accumulate points:
Quizzes (best 8 of 12 quizzes, 20 points each):  160 points possible 
InClass Exams (best 3 of 4 exams, 180 points each):  540 points possible 
Cumulative Final Exam:  300 points possible 
Total:  1000 points possible 
At the end of the semester, your Total will be converted to your Course Grade:
Total Score  Percentage  Grade  Interpretation 

900  1000  90%  100%  A  You mastered all concepts, with no significant gaps 
850  899  85%  89.9%  A  
800  849  80%  84.9%  B+  You mastered all essential concepts and many advanced concepts, but have some significant gaps. 
750  799  75% 79.9%  B  
700  749  70%  74.9%  B  
650  699  65%  69.9%  C+  You mastered most essential concepts and some advanced concepts, but have many significant gaps. 
600  649  60%  64.9%  C  
550  599  55%  59.9%  C  
400  439  40%  54.9%  D  You mastered some essential concepts. 
0  399  0%  39.9%  F  You did not master essential concepts. 
Course Structure: 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.
Schedule and Attendance: The tentative schedule is shown below. The schedule is only tentative. Class topics and quiz dates may change as the semester proceeds. Attendance is required. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to copy a classmate’s notes and study them. I will not use office hours to teach topics discussed in class to students who were absent
Outside Activities: A university offers many opportunities in addition to courses, and I encourage you to take advantage of these. But be careful about taking on activities that conflict with class meetings or interfere with your studying. And beware of terms like "Approved Ohio University Activities". Those terms simply refer to activities that are run by Ohio University departments or organizations. The fact that an activity is run by an Ohio University department or organization does not mean that it is somehow a substitute for class time or class work. This course is designed so that if you read the textbook, do the online homework, attend lectures, and take the exams, you will have a very good chance of getting a good grade. Any outside activity that interferes with your attendance or your studying for this class will affect your performance on homework and exams and will thus affect your course grade. If you are taking part in an "Approved Ohio University Activity" that will cause you to miss class, it is important that you discuss this absence with me in advance to determine whether or not you will be eligible to makeup an exam that may be scheduled on that day. I will never offer a makeup exam for an activityrelated absence that was not discussed with me in advance.
Final Exam: This course has a cumulative final exam.
Tentative Schedule: The schedule may need to be changed as the semester progresses, either because of weather delays or because of changes in the pace of the lectures.
Week  Dates  Class topics (TENTATIVE) 

1  Mon Jan 14  Start Chapter 1: Axiom Systems 
Wed Jan 16  
Fri Jan 18  (Quiz 1)  
2  Mon Jan 21  Holiday: No Class 
Wed Jan 23  Start Chapter 2: Axiomatic Geometries  
Fri Jan 25  (Quiz 2)  
3  Mon Jan 28  
Wed Jan 30  Armed Fugitive  
Fri Feb 1  InClass Exam 1 on Chapters 1 and 2  
4  Mon Feb 4  Start Chapter 3: Neutral Geometry I: Axioms of Incidence and Distance 
Wed Feb 6  
Fri Feb 6  (Quiz 3)  
5  Mon Feb 11  Start Chapter 4: Neutral Geometry II: The Separation Axiom 
Wed Feb 13  
Fri Feb 15  (Quiz 4)  
6  Mon Feb 18  Start Chapter 5: Neutral Geometry III: Angle Measurement 
Wed Feb 20  
Fri Feb 22  InClass Exam 2 on Chapters 3, 4, 5  
7  Mon Feb 25  Start Chapter 6: Neutral Geometry IV: The Axiom of Triangle Congruence 
Wed Feb 27  
Fri Mar 1  (Quiz 5)  
8  Mon Mar 4  Spring Break 
Wed Mar 6  Spring Break  
Fri Mar 8  Spring Break  
9  Mon Mar 11  
Wed Mar 13  
Fri Mar 15  (Quiz 6)  
10  Mon Mar 18  Start Chapter 7: Neutral Geometry V: Circles 
Wed Mar 20  (Quiz 7)  
Fri Mar 22  (Quiz 8)  
11  Mon Mar 25  
Wed Mar 27  InClass Exam 3 on Chapters 6 and 7  
Fri Mar 29  Start Chapter 8 Euclidean Geometry I: Triangles  
12  Mon Apr 1  
Wed Apr 3  (Quiz 9)  
Fri Apr 5  
13  Mon Apr 8  Start Chapter 9 Euclidean Geometry II: Similarity (Quiz 10) 
Wed Apr 10  (Quiz 11)  
Fri Apr 12  
14  Mon Apr 15  InClass Exam 4 on Chapters 8, 9 
Wed Apr 17  Start Chapter 10 Euclidean Geometry III: Area  
Fri Apr 19  
15  Mon Apr 22  Start Chapter 11 Euclidean Geometry IV: Circles 
Wed Apr 24  (Quiz 12)  
Fri Apr 26  
16  Fri May 3  Cumulative Final Exam 3:10pm  5:10pm in Morton 222 