Campus:  Ohio University, Athens Campus 

Department:  Mathematics 
Academic Year:  2013  2014 
Term:  Fall Semester 
Course:  Math 3110 
Title:  College Geometry 
Section:  100 (Class Number 8597) 
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 326
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)
Paper Syllabus: The syllabus handed out on the first day of class can be obtained at the following link: (syllabus) The information on the paper syllabus is the same as the information on this web page, except that the syllabus does not have the details about the textbook.
Textbook Information  

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

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Is it required?  The printed book is required for students in MATH 3110 Section 100.  
Where do you get it?  Beginning on Monday, August 19, 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 $29.10, 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 100 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. Third place wins $5. 
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 10 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.
Attendance: Attendance is required for all lectures and exams. We have a total of 41 class meetings. If you miss more than 9 class meetings, your course grade will be an F. That includes, sick days, University Activity days, Professional Activity days, personal or family emergency days, and days that you simply skipped 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 Quizzes or Exams 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 or Professional Activity: You must contact me in advance to discuss arrangements for a makeup. I will need to see documentation of your activity. If you miss a quiz or an exam because of an activity without advance discussion of it, you will not be given a makeup
Week  Dates  Class topics (TENTATIVE) 

1  Mon Aug 26  Start Chapter 1: Axiom Systems 
Wed Aug 28  
Fri Aug 30  (Quiz 1)  
2  Mon Sep 2  Holiday: No Class 
Wed Sep 4  Start Chapter 2: Axiomatic Geometries  
Fri Sep 6  (Quiz 2)  
3  Mon Sep 9  
Wed Sep 11  Start Chapter 3: Neutral Geometry I: Axioms of Incidence and Distance  
Fri Sep 13  (Quiz 3)  
4  Mon Sep 16  
Wed Sep 18  
Fri Sep 20  InClass Exam 1 on Chapters 1, 2, 3  
5  Mon Sep 23  Start Chapter 4: Neutral Geometry II: Axioms of Incidence and Distance 
Wed Sep 25  
Fri Sep 27  Start Chapter 5: Neutral Geometry III: The Separation Axiom (Quiz 4)  
6  Mon Sep 30  
Wed Oct 2  
Fri Oct 4  (Quiz 5)  
7  Mon Oct 7  Start Chapter 6: Neutral Geometry IV: Angle Measurement 
Wed Oct 9  
Fri Oct 11  InClass Exam 2 on Chapters 4, 5, 6  
8  Mon Oct 14  Start Chapter 7: Neutral Geometry V: The Axiom of Triangle Congruence 
Wed Oct 16  
Fri Oct 18  (Quiz 6)  
9  Mon Oct 21  
Wed Oct 23  
Fri Oct 25  Start Chapter 8: Neutral Geometry VI: Circles (Quiz 7)  
10  Mon Oct 28  
Wed Oct 30  
Fri Nov 1  InClass Exam 3 on Chapters 7, 8  
11  Mon Nov 4  Start Chapter 9 Euclidean Geometry I: Triangles 
Wed Nov 6  
Fri Nov 8  (Quiz 8)  
12  Mon Nov 11  Holiday: No Class 
Wed Nov 13  Start Chapter 10 Euclidean Geometry II: Similarity  
Fri Nov 15  (Quiz 9)  
13  Mon Nov 18  
Wed Nov 20  Start Chapter 11 Euclidean Geometry III: Area (Quiz 10)  
Fri Nov 22  
14  Mon Nov 25  Exam 4 on Chapters 9, 10, 11 
Wed Nov 27  Holiday: No Class  
Fri Nov 29  Holiday: No Class  
15  Mon Dec 2  Start Chapter 12 Euclidean Geometry IV: Circles 
Wed Dec 4  (Quiz 11)  
Fri Dec 6  
16  Fri Dec 13  Cumulative Final Exam 10:10am – 12:10pm in Morton 326 