### Math 1040: Fundamental Problems of Geometry

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Professor Richard Kenyon

Tel. 863-6406

rkenyon -at- math.brown.edu

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%.

### Homework:

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: **

TBA