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This course requires a lot of work.
Homework will be assigned daily. You will participate in class,
take frequent 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 credit.
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. I will be happy to help you
there. However, 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, please come to my office hours! I will be happy
to help you.
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
- 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: Thursday, September 19
- Exam 2: Thursday, October 17
- Exam 3: Thursday, November 14
- Final Exam: Thursday, December 19, 1:30pm