Spring 2009

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All students enrolled in Math 410 should also be enrolled simultaneously in Math 409 (Geometry for Secondary and Middle School Teachers).

**KU course line number:**76675**Instructor:**Prof. Jeremy Martin

541 Snow, 864-7114**Office hours:**Monday 1--2, Thursday 11--12, or by appointment

**Syllabus****Meeting times:**Wednesday, 1:00-1:50 PM, 152 Snow

**Prerequisites:**Math 122**Textbooks:**A variety of online resources

Here is the complete list of homework problems. I will add problems to the list as the semester progresses.

- Homework #1 (due Wednesday, January 28): Problems 1, 2, 3
- Homework #2 (due Wednesday, February 4): Problems 4, 5
- Homework #3 (due Wednesday, February 11): Problems 6, 7
- Homework #4 (due Wednesday, February 18): Problems 8, 9
- Homework #5 (due Wednesday, February 25): Problems 10, 11 (extra credit: 12)
- Homework #6 (due Wednesday, March 4): Problem 13
- Homework #7 (due Wednesday, March 11): Problem 14
- Homework #8 (due Wednesday, April 1): Problem 15
- Homework #9 (due Wednesday, April 8): Problem 16
- Homework #10 (due Wednesday, April 15): Problems 17, 18
- Homework #11 (due Wednesday, April 22): Problem 19

- Ancient Babylonian and Egyptian geometry (1/21/09)

- Greek mathematics through Pythagoras (1/28/09)

- The circumference of the earth (2/4/09)

- Prime numbers (2/11/09)

- Three classical geometry problems (2/18/09)
- The origins of graph theory (3/25/09)
- The Four-Color Theorem (4/1/09)
- Infinity (4/8/09)
- Cantor's diagonal argument (4/15/09)

Sources for the material in these notes include:

- David Burton,
*Burton's History of Mathematics: An Introduction*, 3rd edn., Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1991. - The extensive online MacTutor History of Mathematics
- Prof. Judy Roitman's notes from previous incarnations of Math 410

Here's the final exam for Math 410.

The exam is a take-home project consisting of a set of questions
on topics we didn't have time to cover in class. You may use any written
source (notes, books, or reliable Web source). __You may not ask any person
any question__ (this includes other students, librarians, etc.) --- you should
do your own research to find the answers.

Answers are due on **Tuesday, May 12 at 1:00 PM** (the time that the
written final exam would end if we were having a written final exam). Turn in
your solutions to Prof. Martin's office, Snow 541.

- Writing in the Sciences (UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center)
*A Guide to Writing Mathematics*and Mathematical Writing Checklist (Prof. Kevin Lee, Purdue)

- Jeremy Martin's home page
- KU Mathematics Department
- KU Registrar
- KU Bookstore
- KU policies on academic honesty
- KU Office of Disability Resources

- Get Acrobat Reader (free software, necessary to read PDF files on this page)

Last updated Fri 4/24/09