Math 746, 494-1959

walther@math.purdue.edu

teaching Math 460 Fall 2009

TTh 10:30-11:45, REC 121

Office hours: Tue 2:30-3:30, Th 1:30-2:30.

Course notes: see here

Book: Vol 1(Books I,II) of "Euclid, the 13 books of the elements" from Dover Pubications (2nd unabridged edition).

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Composition: 2 out of 8 theorems from the notes(3,9,10,11,14,16,19,21), plus 2 HW problems, plus 2 you have not seen before.

The location is: REC 313.

Composition: like midterm, but 3/3/3. Euclid Props to know: 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 18, 20, 32. (I'll pick 3 for the final)

- Homework 1 due Thursday September 3
- Homework 2 due Thursday September 10
- Homework 3 due Thursday September 17
- Homework 4 due Thursday September 24
- Homework 5 due Thursday October 1
- Homework 6 due Thursday October 8
- Homework 7 due Thursday October 15
- Midtem October 22
- Homework 8 due Thursday October 29
- Homework 9 due Thursday November 5
- Homework 10 due Thursday November 12
- Homework 11 due Thursday November 19
- Thanksgiving November 26
- Homework 12 due Thursday December 3

- The program is available off campus through ITaP
- Here's a tutorial
- Another tutorial
- If you'd like to buy the student edition, click here
- For linux users, there is a free version of Sketchpad called KSEG. If you run Debian or ubuntu, ask your synaptic package manager to get busy. After opening KSEG, look at "help" and read.

- There's an excellent online version of Euclid.
- Here's the list of Definitions, Postulates, Common Notions and Propositions from Euclid.

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