Homework policies:Homework will be due in class at the second class meeting after it is assigned. Late homework will be subject to a penalty of 10% per day unless an extension has been arranged with the instructor prior to the due date. No late homework will be accepted after a solution set has been made available.
Homework must be legible, with questions answered in numerical order, and stapled if more than one page long. Please: no spiral-bound paper, or pages connected by folding the corners. Students may consult with one another on the homework, but what is handed in must be each student's original, individual work. Homework assignments (or portions thereof) from different students that appear to have been copied or that otherwise appear to be identical may be returned to all the submitters with zero credit.
The purpose of the homework is to illustrate, apply, and reinforce key topics, not to serve as dry runs for the tests.
Tests and Exams:Students may bring pencils or pens, erasers, and straight edges to the tests. The tests and final exam will be closed-book, closed-notes. No formula sheets or any other forms of stored information are permitted. Each test will cover the lectures and reading assignments from the preceding third of the course. The final exam will cover material from throughout the course. Some of the test questions will be similar to the homework problems in style (i.e., short-answer; calculations; explanations of concepts), but some questions will require the student to apply previous material to new situations.
SyllabusLecture topics, readings, and dates of homework assignments are subject to change. Tests will cover the lecture content and the reading assignments.