The other type of problems are those found in the Class Notes. These
may be solved either with paper and pencil or with MATLAB, at
your discretion. Only the MATLAB homework will be collected and graded! No specific problems from the Notes are assigned. You are free to do as many or few as you wish. However, it is recommended that you work at least 3-4 problems from each of the sections in the problem sets. Solutions are provided to every problem. Naturally, you are encouraged to attempt to work a problem before consulting the solution. Your GA will also entertain questions about problems from the Notes in recitation class.
Homework page, with due dates.
There will be three hourly exams and a final exam. The schedule is
There will be 11 weekly 10-15 minute quizzes; most of them will be
held in class, but a few will be 'take-home.' The highest
10 scores will count toward your quiz grade.
The quizzes will occur every week except for the first week and each
week in which there is an
exam. An in-class quiz may occur on a Tuesday or a Thursday; which
will be announced approximately a week in advance. The
weekly in-class quizzes will be admininstered near the END of the period
at 10:30 AM -- SHARP -- and will conclude at the end of the period at
10:45, without exception.
Here is Quiz 4. Print it, solve the problems on the printed page(s) and turn in to your GA on Monday, March 2, 2015.
The maximum possible number of points you can score in this course is 750. Your final grade will depend upon the total points you score on the MATLAB homework, the quizzes, three hourly exams, and the final exam, distributed as follows:
|Three Hourly Exams||300|
NOTE: In principle, your grade in the course will be: A if your total points is at least 675; B if the total is between 600 and 675;...; F if less than 450. However, depending on overall performance on the final exam and perhaps other factors, there may be a curve, which could adjust the boundaries up or down accordingly.
There will be no make-up exams for any of the three in-class exams. If you miss ONE in-class exam (due to an excused absence) and if you earn a C- or better on all the other exams (including the final), then your score for that exam will be one half of your final exam score. In all other cases if you miss one or more in-class exams, then your score for each missed exam will be zero.
A complete list of homework assignments and due dates is available. Late homework will not be accepted.
The class lecture meets Tuesdays and Thursdays,
9:30AM -- 10:45AM in room 0126 of the Armory. Recitation
sections meet on Monday mornings
for 50 minutes at either 8, 9, 10 or 11 AM, depending on your section
number. The precise information is as follows:
Section 0211: 8:00am - 8:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene; email Mr. Greene
Section 0221: 9:00am - 9:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene
Section 0231: 10:00am - 10:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene
Section 0241: 11:00am - 11:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene
Section 0212: 8:00am - 8:50am in MTH 0201 with Matthew Becker; email Mr. Becker
Section 0222: 9:00am - 9:50am in MTH 0201 with Matthew Becker
Section 0232: 10:00am - 10:50am in MTH 0102 with Matthew Becker
Section 0242: 11:00am - 11:50am in MTH 0102 with Matthew Becker
Section 0213: 8:00am - 8:50am in MTH 1313 with Terence Long; email Mr. Long
Section 0223: 9:00am - 9:50am in MTH 1313 with Terence Long
Professor Lipsman will be available each Tuesday and Thursday at
11AM in his office in the Math Building, room 4301. (phone:
Mr. Becker is available Tuesdays, 2-3, Wednesdays, 10-11 and Thursdays, 1-2 in Room 4315.
Mr. Greene is available Mondays, 3-4 and Thursdays, 4-5 in Room 4116.
Mr. Long is available Mondays and Fridays, 10-11 in Room 0210.
Departmental course tutoring is available according to the schedule found
In addition, the Department also offers Matlab tutoring (for all the sophomore courses). The schedule may be found at this site.
Finally, the campus Office of Undergraduate Programs offers tutoring in Math 246 through the Academic Achievement Programs. I am told that this tutoring is available according to the following schedule (I am unsure how reliable this information is.): M/W 2-4pm MTH 0201; Tu 5-6pm EGR 0108; Fri 11-1pm ITV 1100.
Final Exam and Study Review Session
The date and time of the Final Exam is Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:30-3:30PM. The location will be announced in due course. There will be a Study Review Session on Exam Study Day (Wednesday, May 13, 2015). In fact, there will be two sessions: 11:00AM - 1:00PM and 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Both will take place in ARM0126 (same classroom in which lecture is held). A set of sample final exam problems will be distributed a few days before the session and their solutions will be worked out during the session. The same material will be considered in both sessions. Profs Lipsman and Balan will conduct the first session; Profs Wilson and Wyss-Gallifent will conduct the second. You are certainly welcome at my session, but you may attend either at your convenience.
The Mathematics Department maintains various resources that you might find helpful. Consult its Undergraduate Page; especially click on the Resources link. On that page you will find a link to an Archive of Past Math Exams.
Office: Mathematics Building, Room 4301
Phone: (301) 405-7061