Reading #1 for 1/20/2016 | Chapter 1 | ppt |
Reading #2 for 1/27/2016 | Chapter 2 | ppt |
Reading #3 for 2/5/2016 | Chapter 3 | ppt |
Reading #4 for 3/2/2016 | Chapter 4 | ppt |
Reading #5 for 4/18/2016 | Chapter 5, Sections 5.1 - 5.4 | ppt |
All homework solutions are to be submitted through Blackboard.
#1 | Homework #1 for 1/29/2016 | Ch. 1: P1-4, P9; Ch. 2: P1-P3, P6-P8 |
#2 | Homework #2 for 2/10/2016 | Ch. 2: P20, P26, P31, P33, P34 |
#3 | Homework #3 due 3/9/2016 | Ch. 3: P2, P5, P13, P14, P15, P22, P25, P28, P37, P43, P44, P47, P55 |
#4 | Homework #4 due 3/28/2016 | Ch. 4: P1, P4, P8, P10, P13, P23, P27, P28, P33 |
#5 | Homework #5 due 4/22 | Ch. 5: P3, P14, P15, P16, P17 |
The final course grade will be calculated as
For example, a student who scores 70 on midterm 1, 85 on midterm 2, 84 on the final, and 75 on the homework will have an overall score of
The intention of this grading scheme is that students have two chances to show their mastery of the material covered in the two midterms: on the midterm and on the cummulative final. The 90% of the course grade that is awarded on the basis of exams is available to every student at the time they take the final.
While it is possible for a student to skip the midterm exams and rely solely on the homework and final for their course grade, students are strongly advised against this approach. Here are some reasons for this advice: