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  • Attendance and Responsibility

    Class attendance is mandatory. If you must miss a class for a legitimate reason please inform me early as possible so that we can plan appropriately and provide you with makeup materials.

    Laptop Use

    Student laptops may not be open during class unless specifically requested. Please keep your phones away.

    Grading Policy

    • 1/3 percent of your grade will be determined by your HW assignments
    • 1/3 percent for your grade will be determined by quizzes & Exams (there are regular reading quizzes and 2 more comprehensive exams).
    • 1/3 percent will be determined by the project.


    The best tip for doing well in the course is keeping up with the weekly assignments. The best way to do poorly is to not do the work.
    • Homework will be graded only on effort and timeliness. We will only check that you are working with the problems, we will not grade whether each problem is correct or not.
    • Homework due dates will be listed on the website though the dates may change in realtime. Tyically changes would be to extend a deadline. I will try to keep the website current, but what I say in class overrides the website!
    • Homework is submitted on Canvas on the due date at class time. It will be checked that week and this check will only be at a high level. Did you make an honest effort at the homework? Did you complete everything on time? Does it all look reasonable. If yes, then you get full credit, 3 points. Does it look mostly complete but a few things missing? Does it look like there are some misunderstandings and few things that are obviously wrong? 2 points. Did you make some effort? Is the work partially incomplete? Does it look like some substantial misunderstandings? 1 point. No effort or nothing turned in on time. 0 points.
    • After the due date, solutions will be posted on the website. It will be up to you to review your homework and look through the solutions.


    There will be regular quizzes about the reading and lectures. These will either be done in the first 10 minutes of class or done through canvas to complete and bring to class. We will go over the answers in realtime. These reading quizzes will be quick and conceptual. If the quiz is done in class at the beginning, there is no opportunity to make up if you aren't there. Sotry. There will be 2 longer quizzes throug the semester (mid term and final). These will be done in class. Each quiz will consist of short problems or qualitative questions. For each quiz you will have 40 minutes to complete your individual work. You will then be assigned to a small group. You will then have 30 minutes to complete a collaborative group quiz (same questions). We will the use the remaining time to go over the answers. You will mark up in red pen your own quiz. You will turn in your individual quiz and the group quiz at the end of class. Your final quiz grade will be 2/3 individual and 1/3 group. Your final quiz grade will be 1/2 daily quizzes, 1/4 midterm and 1/4 final.

    Collaboration Policy

    You are encouraged to work with others, but please do your own work. Please write the names of people you collaborate with on each of the assignments. It is expected that you could explain everything in your notebook.

    Aug 2018.