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TA for this course is David Lawson.
You can reach
him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. David
will be holding weekly review sessions (date and time TBA)
I recommend you attend these if you have questions, or would
like more exposure to the material.
Expectations and Grading:
requires a lot of work. Homework will be assigned twice a week.
You will participate in class, take frequent (weekly) quizzes,
and take three unit exams as well as a comprehensive final
exam. Please ask questions in class. On
homework, quizzes, and exams, show your work. Correct answers
with little or no supporting work will receive little or no
I will do my best to explain things clearly in class. I
will also try to go over one or two homework questions at the
start of each class. However, due to time limitations, I canít
do much more. If you donít understand a homework question,
please come to my office hours! Because of the pace of the
course, I will not always be able to go over things multiple
times in class. It is up to you to make sure you are
keeping on top of the material. Read the book, and if you
have questions about a section, come to my office hours! I
will be happy to help you.
The homework is marked by the TA, and credit for the homework is
based on effort. Homework displaying serious effort will
receive full credit. I do
not accept late homework.
The grading scheme is as follows:
- Homework (graded on effort): 100 points
- Eleven quizzes (lowest score dropped): 100 points
- Three unit exams: 100 points each
- Comprehensive final exam: 200 points
- Total: 700 points
There may be a curve on individual exams, in which case the
letter grade on the exam expresses the curve. Keep track of your grade
Tentative Exam Dates: If you anticipate
conflicts, please let me know as soon as possible.
- Exam 1: Friday, September 20
- Exam 2: Friday, October 18
- Exam 3: Friday, November 15
- Final Exam: Thursday, December 19, 9:00
If you have any questions about the course, please ask me!