
Exams
The course will have three midterm exams and a final exam. The midterm
exams will be given on
Exam #1: 
Wednesday 15 February 
Exam #2: 
Wednesday 22 March 
Exam #3: 
Wednesday 19 April Friday 14 April 
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 May 16. If you must make
travel plans before the exam schedule is released, you should not
schedule your departure from campus before May 17. 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 in you TA's mailbox before 3:20pm on the due date. The TA's mailboxes
are in WEH 6113. 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 grade cutoffs for assigning letter grades will be
A: > 85, B: 7584, C: 6574, D: 5064, R: < 49
for homeowrk assignments. Grade cutoffs for the Midterm and Final exams will
be determined after each exam. Grade cutoffs for final grades will be
computed by averaging the grade cutoffs for each assignmnet
