
Exams
The course will have two midterm exams and a final exam. The midterm
exams will be given on
Exam #1: 
Wednesday 18 February 
Exam #2: 
Wednesday 31 March 
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 11. If you must make travel plans before the
exam schedule is released, you should not schedule your departure before the
morning of May 12. No student will be allowed to take the final exam
early.
Homework
Homework will normally be assigned approximately weekly, and due at
the start of class on the duedate. Late homework assignments will be
accepted, up to one week 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.
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 according to
the following algorithm:
Homework 20%
Midterms 50%
Final exam 30%
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.
