
Exams
The course will have three midterm exams and a final exam. The midterm
exams will be given on
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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 normally be assigned weekly, and turned in at the start of
Friday's
class.
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.
Late homework assignments will be accepted, up to six days after the 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.
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%
Projects
TBA.
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.
