
Exams
The course will have one midterm exam and a final exam. Both of
these will be takehome exams. The midterm exam will be given around
Week #6 or Week #7, before the midsemester break.
Homework
Homework will normally be assigned weekly, and turned in on [What]days.
Late homework assignments will be accepted, up until the recitation following
the original due date. (In most cases this will be six days.)
The first late homework will be given full credit. Thereafter, the late
assignments will be penalized. The second will be given half credit, the third
1/3 credit, and so on. The tenth late homework and any subsequent
late homeworks will be given no credit.
You will be required to typeset all your homework papers using LaTeX.
Templates and instructions for the basic operation of LaTeX will be
provided to you. Don't worry, it's not that much trouble once you get
started.
Problem Session
There will be a weekly problem session wherin the class will work
together to solve some challenging problems. You will be required to
keep track of the solutions, and write up some of them (individually)
for grading.
Grade Computation
The final grade for the course will be determined by your performance
on the homework and quizzes, the three midterm exams, and the final exam according
to the following algorithm:
Homework 40%
Midterms 25%
Final exam 35%
The written solutions to Problem Session problems will be used as a
basis for rounding the averages of students who are near a grade cutoff.
Letter Grades
The general scheme for assigning letter grades will be:
A: > 85, B: 7584, C: 6574, D: 5064, R: < 49
Adjustments (up or down) to this default scheme will be made for assignments
throughout the semester.
