Attendance: Attendance at all lectures is required. If
you miss a lecture, it is your responsibility to catch up on
the topics that you missed.
If a student is found responsible through the Office of
Student Integrity for academic dishonesty on a graded item in
this course, the student will receive a score of zero for that
assignment, and the final grade for the course will be further
reduced by one letter grade.
Grading will be based on homework, two
midterms and final: Homework
35% Two midterms 15% the lower midterm + 20% the higher
midterm Final: 30%
There will be 5 homework assignments. Late homework will NOT be accepted. The
lowest homework score will be dropped.
Exams and quizzes:
Midterms: There will be 2 midterms: Midterm
1: Wednesday February 19 and Midterm
2: Wednesday April 8
Final: Wednesday April 29, 2:40-5:30PM
All exams are closed book and closed notes. No make up examination will be
absences from midterms will only be permitted with a letter
from authorities such as the student's academic advisor, a
doctor, or a police person etc. If an exam is missed with a
valid excuse, the grade for that exam will be given based on
the final exam. The grade for an unexcused exam will be zero.
No excused absences are allowed from
the final exam.
Ethics: The strength of the university depends on academic and
personal integrity. In this course, everyone must be honest and
include cheating on exams, plagiarism,
improper use of the internet and
electronic devices, unauthorized
collaboration, alteration of graded
assignments, forgery and
falsification, lying, facilitating
academic dishonesty and unfair
competition. Ignorance of these rules
is not an excuse.
course, as in many math courses,
working in groups to study particular
problems and discussing theory is
strongly encouraged. Your
ability to talk mathematics is of
particular importance to your general
understanding of mathematics.
You can discuss with other students
about how to approach the
problem. However, you must write
up the solutions to the homework
problems individually and
Office hours from the instructor are a first source of