
Exams
The course will have three midterm exams and a final exam. The midterm
exams will be given on
Exam #1: 
Wednesday 28 September 
Exam #2: 
Wednesday 26 October 
Exam #3: 
Monday 21 November 
Note that the third midterm exam will be given on the Monday of
Thanksgiving week.
The Exams will be closed book and calculators will not be allowed. If
you miss a scheduled exam, a makeup will be given with a significant
penalty. In case of documented illness or family emergency or
documented University sponsored trips the penalty will not apply.
The final exam has not yet been
scheduled. It may take place as late as December 20. If you must make
travel plans before the exam schedule is released, you should not
schedule your departure from campus before December 21. No student will be
allowed to take the final exam early.
Homework
Homework will normally be assigned weekly, and turned in on Fridays.
You may turn in your homework at the begining or end of Friday's
lecture or put it is you TA's mailbox before 3:20pm on the due date.
Homework turned in after 3:20 will be regarded as late.
Late homework assignments will be accepted until solutions to the
problem set are provided, usually the Recitation 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 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. The weights for computing your final average will be:
Homework 15%
Midterms 60%
Final exam 25%
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. Grade cutoffs for final grades will be
computed by averaging the grade cutoffs for each assignmnet
