21-241: Matrix Algebra
ExamsThe course will have three mid-term exams and a final exam. The mid-term exams will be given on
Tests will be closed book and calculators will not be allowed. Makeups will not be given. In case of documented illness or family emergency or documented University sponsored trips, you will be assigned a grade for the missing test based on an appropriate section of the final exam (that is, the appropriate questions on the final exam will count both toward the final exam score and as a replacement score for the missing test).
The final exam has not yet been scheduled. It may take place as late as May 10. If you must make travel plans before the exam schedule is released, you should not schedule your departure from campus before May 11. No student will be allowed to take the final exam early.
HomeworkHomework will normally be assigned weekly, and turned in on Wednesdays. You may turn in your homework at the begining or end of Wednesday's lecture or slide it under my (Dr. Handron's) office door before 2:20. Homework turned in after 2:20 will be regarded as late.
Late homework assignments will be accepted, up to the Tuesday after the original due date. 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.
Grade ComputationThe 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 15% Midterms 60% Final exam 25%
Letter GradesThe general scheme for assigning letter grades will be:
Adjustments (up or down) to this default scheme will be made for assignments throughout the semester. Grade cutoffs for final grades will be computed by averaging the grade cutoffs for each assignmnet