## MATH 365: Introduction to Computational Mathematics

Boise State University, Fall
2017

*Instructor:* Stephen Brill
*Office:* MB (Mathematics Building) 218-A
*Phone:* (208) 426-3122
*Fax:* (208) 426-1356
*E-mail:* sbrill@boisestate.edu

*Class meetings: *

1330 to 1445,
Monday and Wednesday in room MB 136.

*Textbook:*

*
Numerical Computing with MATLAB*
by Moler. This book is available as a free
download.

*Computer:*

Here is the
schedule
for the MB 136 computer lab.
And here is a link to get
Matlab for free.

*Office hours:*

Monday and Wednesday: 1200 to 1315.
Other times by appointment.

*Academic honesty and appropriate behavior: *

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

*
Cell phones, paging devices, etc.:*

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
*asking*
you to ensure that
all of your electronic devices are on a silent mode once class begins.
If my request is not honored, I will not hesitate to reintroduce my
former policy, which admittedly is draconian.

*Late work and/or extensions: *

If you seek an extension on
an assignment and the request occurs *after *the due date or time, your
request will be summarily denied (except in the most extraordinary
circumstances). Such requests that occur before the due date and time will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.

*Contesting grades:*

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.

*Grading policy:*

Your grade will be determined by your performance on
homework
exercises which will occur regularly.
You must work on the homework assignments in groups of two or three.
Your lowest homework score will be "dropped".
Your grade will
be computed via the following algorithm. Let *x* be the number of points
accumulated throughout the semester (between 0 and 100):

A+: *x* __>__ 97

A: 93 __<__ *x* < 97

A-: 90 __<__ *x* < 93

B+: 87 __<__ *x* < 90

B: 83 __<__ *x* < 87

B-: 80 __<__ *x* < 83

C+: 77 __<__ *x* < 80

C: 73 __<__ *x* < 77

C-: 70 __<__ *x* < 73

D: 60 __<__ *x* < 70

F: *x* < 60

This page was most recently updated on 24 August 2017.

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