Spring 2013

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The final exam is now available.

**Meeting time:**Wednesday, 1:00-1:50 PM, 301 Snow

**KU course line number:**59057**Instructor:**Prof. Jeremy Martin

623 Snow, 864-7114

(The best way to contact me: send me e-mail!)**Office hours:**Tue/Wed, 2-3 PM or by appointment

**Syllabus**(1/22/13)**Prerequisites:**Math 122. Students in Math 410 should also be enrolled simultaneously in Math 409 (Geometry for Secondary and Middle School Teachers).**Textbooks:**A variety of online resources.

- Monday 1/28: Last day to add/change sections
- Monday 2/11: First Period Drop ends
- Monday 3/18-Friday 3/22: Spring Break
- Monday 4/22: Second Period Drop ends
- Friday 5/10: Stop Day
- Friday 5/17: Final project due (1:00 PM)

Homework will be assigned every week and collected the following week in class. Here is the full list of problems (last update: 4/24/13). I continually add new problems, so make sure you have the current version each week (and that the problems match what we did in class the previous Wednesday!)

Homework #1 (due January 30): Problems 1, 2, 3.

Homework #2 (due February 6): Problems 4, 5, 6. Here is the blog post referenced in problem 4.

Homework #3 (due February 13): Problems 9, 10.

Homework #4 (due February 20): Problem 11.

Homework #5 (due February 27): Problems 12, 13.

Homework #6 (due March 6): Problem 16.

Homework #7 (due March 13): Problem 19.

Homework #8 (due April 3): Problem 17. Extra credit: Problem 21.

Here's the solution to Problem 21.

Homework #9 (due April 10): Problem 18.

No homework due April 17.

Homework #10 (due April 24): Problem 22.

Homework #11 (due May 1): Problem 24.

**Homework #12 (due May 8): Problem 25.**

Ancient Egyptian geometry (1/23/13)

Some Greek math: Thales and Pythagoras (1/30/13)

Prime numbers (2/6/13)

Measuring the circumference of the earth (2/13/13)
(Figure only)

Supplement on the sunset method

The three classic problems of geometry (2/20/13)

Conic sections (2/27/13)

Infinity I: Bijections (3/6/13)

Infinity II: Cantor's diagonal argument (3/13/13)

The origins of graph theory (3/27/13)

The Four-Color Theorem (4/3/13)

Samples from the history of probability and statistics (4/24/13)

The birthday problem (5/1/13)

Sources for the material in these notes include:

- David Burton,
*Burton's History of Mathematics: An Introduction*, 3rd edn., Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1991. - John Stillwell,
*Mathematics and Its History*, Springer, 1989. - The extensive online MacTutor History of Mathematics
- Prof. Judy Roitman's notes from previous incarnations of Math 410

Additional links:

- "Archimedes on the Circumference and Area of a Circle" (apropos of the extra credit problem on Homework #1)

In lieu of an in-class final exam, there will be a take-home project due
at 1:00 PM on **Friday, May 17** (the ending time of the
scheduled final).

__The Rules:__ Write up your answers and e-mail a copy to Prof. Martin (e-mail address at bottom of page)
as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. Answer each question briefly - two or three sentences at most. You may refer to any notes, text,
or reliable Web source. Cite the source for every answer you give. Do not copy and paste text (which would
be plagiarism), but read the source you find and write a short answer in your own words. You may not ask
any person any question.

- Jeremy Martin's home page
- KU Mathematics Department
- UKanTeach
- KU Registrar
- KU policies on academic honesty
- Academic Achievement and Access Center (resources for students with disabilities)

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Last updated Tue 5/7/13 9:00 PM