Relevant course material will be made available on this webpage
as the course progresses.
Grades have been delayed, and since the university offices close over the holidays, they will not show up
in the system until January. If you are eager to know your mark, you may email me.
The Final Exam average was 29/50 = 58%
The grade cutoffs are as follows:
91 - 100 A+
86 - 90 A
80 - 85 A-
75 - 79 B+
70 - 74 B
68 - 69 B-
65 - 67 C+
61 - 64 C
58 - 60 C-
51 - 57 D+
47 - 50 D
0 - 46 F
Your regular grade was calculated as on the course outline: 8% for each of the three assignments, 26% for the
midterm exam and 50% for the final exam. Grades were sorted and grade cutoffs were created, as given above.
If your final exam was better than your midterm, I reduced the weight of your midterm by half. So your term mark
would be 8% for each assignment, 13% for the midterm exam, and then 63% weight on your final exam. Then your letter
grade boosted accordingly, keeping the already-defined cut-offs for the grades.
Sat Sept 8: Course Outline, MS .doc file. (best)
Sat Sept 8: Course Outline, HTML web file.
Sat Sept 8: Course Outline, .pdf file.
Sat Sept 15: Assignment 1, due Wed Sept 26 in class.
Thu Oct 4: Assignment 2, due Mon Oct 15 in class.
Sun Oct 7: Assignment 1 Solutions
Thu Oct 18: Assignment 3, due Mon Oct 29 in class.
Wed Oct 24: Assignment 2 Solutions.
Fri Nov 2: Assignment 3 Solutions.
Mon Nov 5: Midterm Review Sheet.
Fri Nov 16: Midterm exam, postscript, no images
Fri Nov 16: Midterm exam, .pdf file, no images
Mon Dec 3: Final Exam Review Sheet.
Course material covered that is not in the book:
Archimedes' Trisection of an angle with compass and marked straightedge
Wed, Oct 17: Geometric Minimization 1
Fri, Oct 19: Geometric Minimization 2
Mon, Oct 22: Geometric Minimization 3
Mon, Oct 22: Fermat's Point and properties
Mon, Nov 5: Areas of integral polygons: Pick's Theorem
Mon, Nov 5: Constructibility and impossibilities
Wed, Nov 7: Two "constructions" of cubed-root of 2
Fri, Nov 16: Gauss' theorems and construction of regular n-gons
Late Nov: The Euler Line, the 9-Point (Feuerbach) Circle, and properties