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MAT 347 covers topics in synthetic and analytic geometry; transformations, similarity, congruence, distance, angles, constructions; introduction to projective and/or non-Euclidean geometry.

MAT 347 meets for three hours of lecture per week.

Students must have earned a grede or "C" or better in courses equivalent to MAT 211 and MAT 271 to be eligible to enroll in MAT 347.

After completing MAT 347 the student should be able to

- understand Euclidean geometry as a deductive system
- use the basic assumptions, techniques, and constructions of Euclidean geometry: parallel postulate, construction of triangles, congruence, similarity, angles, transformations, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, trigonometric ratios, to prove theorems and solve applied problems in two and three dimensions
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic synthetic and analytic theory of conic sections and its uses
- understand the consequences of the Euclidean parallel postulate and be familiar with at least one example of a non-Euclidean geometry e.g. spherical geometry, hyperbolic geometry, the geometry of curved surfaces
- demonstrate familiarity with the use of other non-classical geometries: e.g. projective geometry, Minkowski geometry
- use the theory of conic sections, and non-Euclidean and non-classical geometries to solve applied problems
- write coherent and readable deductive arguments and proofs.

Students should be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and/or oral presentations, that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 347.

Evaluations are based on homework, class participation, short tests and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, deductive reasoning, applications of geometry to applied problems, and related topics that are covered in MAT 347.

*Modern Geometry with Applications*, by George
Jennings. Springer-Verlag, 1994.

- 1. Euclidean Geometry
- 2. Spherical Geometry
- 3. Conics
- 4. Projective Geometry
- 5. Special Relativity

Students' grades are based on homework, class participation, short tests, and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of the topics covered in MAT 347. The instructor determines the relative weights of these factors.

Attendance policy is set by the instructor.

Due dates and policy regarding make-up work are set by the instructor.

The instructor sets all test dates except the date of the final exam. The final exam is given at the date and time announced in the Schedule of Classes.

The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.

Revision history:

Prepared by G. Jennings 1/28/00. Revised 4/28/01, 7/25/06 (G. Jennings).