Prof. Ilya Kofman |
Office: 1S-209 phone: (718) 982-3615
Email: ikofmanmath.csi.cuny.edu Website: http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/~ikofman/ |
Course Time and Place: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:40pm - 6:20pm in 1S-218
Textbook: The Four Pillars of Geometry by John Stillwell.
Goals: The primary goal of this course is to understand geometry from different viewpoints, both classical and modern. Another goal is to learn how to write concise but complete arguments, and how to present to others what you have learned.
Homework: Assignments will be announced in class, sometimes referring to this website. Incomplete work with good progress will be rewarded. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students, but in the end you must hand in your own work.
Grading: The course grade is determined by homework, midterm exam, final in-class presentation and written report.
Help: My office hours are before class on Mondays 2:30-4:30pm and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm, or by appointment, in my office, 1S-209.
Optimal Method of Study: (1.) Come to class (attendance is mandatory). (2.) Read the relevant sections after class. (3.) Do the homework. Leave time to think--do not put homework off until it is due! (4.) Compare your solutions with other students to improve what you hand in. (5.) Come to office hours with any remaining questions.