Policies and Details:
- The final version of this and related documents can be found on
the course web page.
- Homework will usually be due at the end of the day on Friday.
More than one unexcused late homework assignment will result in me
mentioning this in your narrative evaluation and may result in a
lowering of your grade.
- We will need to schedule one extra class so that we end up meeting
for the full complement of twenty classes.
- If you need extra time for one or two of the homework assignments,
it's not a big deal. But be very careful to not fall farther behind
- I will accept late homework assignments. However, I may not be
able to grade these assignment thoroughly. This means they will be of
significantly less use to you on exams.
- More than two missing homework assignments will result in a grade
no higher than a C.
- You are strongly encouraged to work together on homework. You
can also consult me, class tutors, other faculty, friends,
and family. However, the homework you hand in should represent
your own understanding. This means that if your friends get a
homework problem and you don't understand how they did it,
you shouldn't photocopy their solution and turn it in.
- Exams will be open notes, open book, and (essentially) untimed.
You may not, however, get any help from any humans during the exam.
- In addition to me presenting ideas and examples, there will
frequently be problems to work on in small groups in class. Use this
time well -- it is a chance to try out some ideas and get on the right
track before starting the homework.
- You will want to have at your disposal a calculator that has trig
functions, logs, and scientific notation. You do not need a graphing
calculator for this course.
- Most weeks will we have a short lab session in the ES classroom.
The purpose of these labs are to familiarize you with the computer
program Maple. You will need to know how to use Maple in order to
complete many of the homework assignments.
- As I plan on sending out homework assignments and other
information via email, it is important that you check your email
- Missing a few classes isn't a big deal. Please let me know
beforehand if possible.
- Academic misconduct -- cheating, plagarizing, etc. -- is bad. Any
cases of academic misconduct will likely result in a judicial
hearing; see the academic handbook for details. Possible
consequences range from failure of the assignment to expulsion.
- A more informal description of the course can be found