Boise State University, Fall 2017

1030 to 1145, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in room ILC 402.

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1200-1315. Other times by appointment.

The purpose of homework is to give students the opportunity to work with and become familiar with the important concepts of the course. Homework will be assigned regularly but will not be graded. Collaborative work on homework exercises is encouraged. You will have the opportunity to discuss homework exercises in class.

Use of calculators is permitted on quizzes. Use of calculators is forbidden on tests and the final exam.

All students have access to the computer Lab in MB 136, where Maple, Matlab, etc. are available. You should be able to login using your myBoiseState credentials.

All students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the policies and standards given in the BSU Student Code of Conduct.

In the past, I enforced a very punitive policy if electronic devices made a noise and thus disrupted the class. I initiated this policy to combat an epidemic of such disruptions. However, this semester I am merely

If you seek an extension on an assignment and the request occurs

If you think I have graded you unfairly on a particular assignment, you must bring this to my attention within a week from the time that the assignment was returned to the class. After a week I will not consider any requests to review and possibly change my grading.

Information on free tutoring is available here.

Your grade will be determined by your performance in three areas:

__Three tests__-- Tests will occur during regular class meeting times on 22 September, 27 October, and 1 December. For each test, each student is required to supply a blank (large-size) "blue book" for his/her written work. Do not write your name on the cover or inside any blue book. At least a week before each test, each student needs to give me a blank blue book. Failure to comply with this policy will result in penalties of 20 percent per weekday. Any requests to take a test on a date other than which appears directly above must be submitted to me in writing at least four weeks prior to the test's regular administration. Exceptions to this policy may be granted only in extraordinary circumstances, such as illness or injury. Collaborative work on tests is not permitted. Solutions to tests.- Quizzes -- All quizzes are take-home and will be assigned and collected on a weekly basis (except those weeks when tests occur). Generally, quizzes are available online on Wednesdays and are due at the beginning of class on the subsequent Friday. Students must work on quizzes in groups of one, two, or three; each group submits only one quiz paper for the entire group. Your lowest quiz score will be "dropped".
__Final exam__-- Wednesday, 13 December, 1000 to 1200. Collaborative work on the final exam is not permitted. You will need to supply a blue book for the final exam also, subject to the same rules as above. Also, the four week rule above applies also to the final exam.

Each student determines the relative ranking of these three components. Click here for instructions on how to do this.

A+:

A: 93

A-: 90

B+: 87

B: 83

B-: 80

C+: 77

C: 73

C-: 70

D: 60

F:

This page was most recently updated on 15 June 2017.

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