# Notes (*Notlar*)

*Türkçe'deki notlarım aşağıdadır* (my
notes in Turkish are below).

The word notes

here refers to course lecture notes or other
so-called expository writing. I may blame my calculus teacher (about
whom I wrote a blog
article) for first giving me the idea that the best teachers create
their own textbooks. I do not necessarily agree with this any more, at
least not in all cases; but the fact remains that, in teaching a course,
I am usually not satisfied to follow anybody's textbook but my own.

Expository

writing may be based on *historical*
research. It is possible that *mathematical* research—the
discovery of new theorems—may result; I cite my paper, Model-theory of vector-spaces over
unspecified fields,

as an example. I have also drafted a monograph on Euclid's number theory,
arguing for a (more or less) new and (I think) better way of
understanding this theory.

## In English (*İngilizce’de*)

### Course notes

#### Algebra

- Finite Fields 2017 | 2016 (for a course at the Nesin Mathematics Village)
- Linear algebra notes (in html, for an undergraduate course, original in 2000)
*Groups and Rings,*for a first-year graduate course.

#### Analytic Geometry

Conic Sections

(31 pages, size A5, March 21, 2015): for use in a course of analytic geometry

#### Logic

Logical Paradoxes

(8 pages, size A5, September 23, 2013)*Foundations of Mathematical Practice*(236 pages, size A5, September 24, 2010), for a first-year undergraduate course.*Minimalist Set Theory*(166+ pages, 2011), for a third-year undergraduate course.*Recursion and Induction: Notes on Mathematical Logic and Model Theory*(109 pages, size A4, September 17, 2008), for a fourth-year undergraduate course.- Ultraproducts and nonstandard analysis (notes from several courses in Şirince)

#### Number theory

*Elementary Number Theory*(196 pages), originally for a third-year undergraduate course.

### Other

- Topics related to the Compactness Theorem
- Analytic Geometry, including
Conic Sections

(as also above)Abscissas and Ordinates

(now published in the*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*)Analytic Geometry

(part of which becameAbscissas and Ordinates

)

Descartes as Model Theorist

- Geometry, including
Commensurability and Symmetry

From Euclid to Descartes

- Istanbul Model Theory Seminar
- Morley's Categoricity Theorem
- Math history course logbook
- Ultraproducts

*Çarpma yöntemleri (Facebook'a koyduğum resimler)* //
Multiplication methods (pictures I put on Facebook)

*Türkçede* (in Turkish)

- Matematik Paradoksları
- Koni kesitleri (conic sections)
- [Aksiyomatik]
*Kümeler kuramı*(axiomatic set theory) *Modeller kuramı*(model theory)*Önermeler mantığı*(propositional logic)*Posterler*(posters)