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MthSc 481: Topics in Geometry & Topology Spring 2012 Martin Hall M-103, TTh 8:00-8:50am Instructor Matthew Macauley ( [email protected] ) Office: Martin Hall O–325 Phone: (864) 656–1838 Office Hours: T 3:00–4:00, Th 2:00–3:00, or by appointment Textbook A Gateway to Modern Geometry: The Poincar´ e Half-Plane , by Saul Stahl. Prerequisites MthSc 206 (vector calculus), and a familiarity with reading and writing basic proofs. We will also see a few elementary concepts from linear algebra (MthSc 311), abstract algebra (MthSc 412), and real analysis (MthSc 453), but not enough to warrant making these official prerequisites. Policies Attendance: Class attendance is mandatory. If you miss a class for some reason, it is your responsibility to get notes, etc. from someone in class. I will not repeat lectures during my office hours. All drop/add procedures are your responsibility. Absent Professor Policy: If the instructor has not arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled class time, you may assume that class has been canceled. All use of cell phones, laptops, and PDAs is prohibited during lecture. Calcula- tors, cell phones, laptops, and PDAs will not allowed during exams. Cell phone policy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYwpxU_G4Z0 Learning This course will be an introduction to selected mainstream topics in geometry and invisible text Outcomes topology. Special focus will be given to understanding hyperbolic geometry and its
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