Math 1040: Fundamental Problems of Geometry

Professor Richard Kenyon
Tel. 863-6406
rkenyon -at-
office: Kassar 304
Office hours: TBA

Text: Mostly Surfaces, by Richard Schwartz
This text is available here or from the bookstore.

Course outline: This is a one-semester undergraduate course in geometry. Geometry is a vast area of mathematics generally based on the notion of "metric spaces", which are sets with a distance function, or notion of length. We'll study roughly the first 10 or so chapters of the book, with possible side topics as well.

There will be homeworks collected weekly and one midterm. The final grade will be weighted as follows: Homework 35%, midterm 20%, final 45%.


Late homework will not be accepted. The lowest homework grade will be dropped.
It is expected that your homework should involve up to 10 hours of work per week.

Homework 1: