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OFFICE: Math 628
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M 2-3, W 4-5, TH 10:30-11:30
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TEXTBOOKS:
Euclid, Elements Part I
Homework
Euclid's Elements
We cover Book I of Euclid's elements. McClure's notes has a section which is a companion to Euclid. For the purpose of presenting Euclid, the class is broken into five workgroups. Be sure to read this document regarding these presentations and your responsibilities.
ONLINE VERSIONS OF EUCLID's ELEMENTS:
David Joyce's version (with Java applet) Clark University
Bill Casselman's (UBC) Euclid page
John T. Poole Online Interactive version
GEOMETER's SKETCHPAD
GSP is a program designed to mimic straight edge and compass construction. GSP can be used to develop intuition and illustrate aspects of a proof, but may not itself stand in place of a proof. Measurements in GSP are not exact, as you will see through some of the GSP homework assignments. (Remember that you can get more accurate measurements of the distance between objects, e.g., points, or a line and a point, by using the calculate function in GSP) . GSP is installed on all ITAP lab machines, and it is located in the folder: standard software/design tools/Geometer's Sketchpad 4-07, and the icon is GSP 4-07. It is also available by Software Remote through the ITAP website.