Your final course grade:! I have graded the final exam and posted your overall letter grade on the Patriot Web. You should be able to see it tomorrow Dec. 20th. The raw median score on the final exam was 45/100. It has been my pleasure having you in my class. I wish you all the best for the future and I hope sincerely that you learned something during our time together. -- Best wishes for Happy Holidays.!
Here below is a pdf version of the Syllabus. It outlines the overall plan of the course and should answer all practical questions, like when tests are, what the grading policies are etc. If you didn't get a hard copy from me, then please print one for your records.
Here below are the lectures and homework assignments (HW) so far in the course.
Here below are the handwritten solutions to the quizzes that I have handed back so far.
Below is a review sheet for the first midterm. The midterm is to be held in the classroom, Monday, October 22nd. -- Please note that this review sheet is not a recipe for the midterm, but merely a collection of sample problems you should attempt to practice your skills!
The midterm will consist of 5 to 8 problems. There are no multiple choice questions. No calculators or cheat-sheets are allowed either. You will have 50 minutes to do the midterm and I will give partial credit. Note, that you might get full credit for a problem even if your final answer is wrong, provided that I see your method is correct! Likewise, you might not get any points for a problem even if your final answer is the correct one, if I see that your method is utterly wrong! -- The material covered in this midterm will basically be what we will have covered up until and including last week Wednesday October 10th. but not what is covered this week Chapter 2, sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5. Chapter 3, sections 3.1, 3.2. Chapter 4, sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3. Chapter 5, sections 5.1, 5.2.
The review sheet is only intended to give you an idea of what might be on the midterm and I don't plan on going over them in detail before the midterm. But if you have some quick questions, I could give you a hint.
Here below are handwritten solutions to the midterm exam. Please print out a hard copy for your records. Make sure you understand the solutions. -- If you have any concerns, you are welcome to come and discuss them with me, but read the solutions first.
Below is a review sheet for the final exam. The final is to be held in the classroom, Monday, December 17., 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the classroom. -- Please note that this review sheet is not a recipe for the final, but merely a collection of sample problems you should attempt to practice your skills! I will cover this review sheet the last week of class.
The final is cumulative and will consist of 10 problems, and the format is the same as for the midterm exam; there are no multiple choice questions, no calculators or cheat-sheets are allowed either. You will have two hours to work on the final. Roughly what we have covered is as follows Chapter 2, sections 1,2,3,4,5, Chapter 3, sections 1,2, Chapter 4, sections 1,2,3, Chapter 5, sections 1,2,3, Chapter 6, sections 1,2,3, Chapter 7, sections 1,1,2,,5,6,7, Chapter 9, sections 1,2,3, Chapter 10, sections 1, Chapter 12, sections 1,2,3.
Some words of wisdom: The question is always, "How should you study for the final?" Well, a good rule of thumb is to drill the problems you have done in homework, midterm and quizzes. Don't stay up too late the night before if you possible can manage that. Read over the solutions of the problems on the midterm and quizzes so you are sure on how to answer the questions, and so you have a good feeling for what I expect as a perfect solution on the final.
Although regular office hours will not be valid the final week, you can always drop me an email.