Assignments and Grading

Homework Assignments:
 
There will be 6 homework assignments in this course, each covering approximately 4 class periods. Assignments are due in or before class on the date indicated on the assignment and solutions will be posted before the next class period. Late assignments will not be accepted and extensions will only be granted in extreme situations. If you find yourself in such a situation and can not deliver a homework on time, immediately inform the instructor. Also, while working with other persons on non-graded example problems from the textbook is a good way to help you develop your understanding and insight into the techniques of problem solving, homework solutions must be your work only. Violations of this will not be tolerated and result in severe penalties for all parties involved.

Exams:
 
All 3 exams in the course are closed book, closed notes. The first 2 exams each cover the content of 2 chapters in the book. The final exam is cumulative and will cover all materials of the course with an emphasis on chapters 5, 6, and 7. As in the case of homework extensions, make-up exams will only be given in extreme situations. If for any such reason you can not attend an exam, inform the instructor as early as possible.

Grading Policy:
 
The final grade will be calculated using the following policy:

Homework Assignments 30 %
Exam 1 - Chapters 1 & 2 20 %
Exam 2 - Chapters 3 & 4 20 %
Exam 3 - Cumulative 30 %



Manfred Huber
2010-08-11