
Exams
The course will have three midterm exams and a final exam. The midterm
exams will be given on Wednesday, February 20,
Wednesady, March 20 and
Wednesday, April 24.
Tests will be closed book and no calculators. 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).
Homework
Homework will be assigned weekly, and turned in at the start of Friday's
class. Normally, the homework will include
material covered during the previous week. While this set of problems
will be collected and graded, it should be taken as a minimal selection.
You should test your knowledge by doing other problems in the
appropriate section.
Each student will be allowed to have at most one late homework assignment
during the semester.
The one late homework will be accepted up to seven days after the due date,
with or without excuse,
and without penalty. No other late homeworks will be acceptedeven with an
excuse. There will
be absolutely no exceptions to these rules.
Homework problems will be grouped according to difficulty. Homework problems
marked with a are the easiest
problems. Try them for a warmup. If you have difficulties with them, you
should reread the section and your class notes more carefully. Problems
marked are more difficult, but still
straightforward if you keep your wits about you. The
problems are the most difficult,
and the occasional problem marked
will present a challenge to even the brightest students in the class.
Grade Computation
The final grade for the course will be determined by your performance
on the homework, the three midterm exams, and the final exam according
to the following algorithm:
Homework 10%
Midterms 60%
Final exam 30%
Letter Grades
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following guidelines:
R: < 49, D: 5064, C: 6574, B: 7584, A: > 85
Adjustments to this scheme may be made if there is some operatorerror in
making up the tests.
