Auxiliary Web PageThere is an auxiliary web page at www.its.caltech.edu/~ kcborder/Courses/Ma3/. It contains additional important information, such as lecture notes.The Piazza website is: https://piazza.com/class/jqzig93p6no453. You may discuss class material and HW problems.
There is an auxiliary web page at www.its.caltech.edu/~ kcborder/Courses/Ma3/ It contains additional important information, such as lecture notes.
AnnouncementsCourse Meeting Time and LocationMonday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00–10:55 am
Baxter Lecture Hall
Thursday Recitations
Course Instructor Contact Information and Office HoursTA Contact Information and Office Hours
Course Schedule and TextbookThe
More detailed reading suggestions may be found in the lecture-by-lecture notes available on the auxiliary course web site.
OmbudsIf you would like to serve as an ombudsperson, please let Meagan know.
Course PoliciesAs a rule, late work is not accepted. This is to protect the TAs, who are talented hardworking students, just as you are. At the discretion of the Head TA, late homework turned in after the 4:00 pm deadline, but before the grading has begun will be accepted with a 20% penalty. If there are extenuating circumstances, you must notify the Head TA by midnight the night before it is due and you must get a note from the from the Dean supporting the extension. Note that your worst homework will not be used to calculate your grade. Your course grade will be based on the weekly homework (40%), the midterm (25% or 35%), and the final (35% or 25%). The weights on the final and midterm will put the greater weight on the better exam. Note: Each part, homework, midterm, and final, are normalized to 100 points before the average is calculated. The worst homework will be discarded. This year I am continuing the following practice. Each assignment will contain zero or more optional exercises. They are optional in the following sense: Grades will calculated without taking the optional exercises into account, but the maximum grade will be an A. If you want an A+, you will have to earn an A and also accumulate sufficiently many optional points. No collaboration is allowed on optional exercises. As this course may only be taken for a letter grade, no one will be excused from the final. Homework will be typically be due at 4:00 pm on Tuesdays in the appropriate homework box (math boxes on the first floor of Linde Hall). (Assignment 0 is a major exception.) Problems (and later solutions) will be posted on this course webpage. You are encouraged to start the homework well in advance of the due date in order not to risk missing the deadline. Homework is turned in to locked boxes, so it can safely be submitted as soon as it is completed. Collaboration is allowed on the homework, but your write-up must be in your own words and may not be copied. The exception is that no collaboration is allowed on optional exercises. Collaboration is not allowed on the exams. Please ask for clarification if anything is unclear. Collaboration Table
* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but you must justify and explain the calculations you ask it to perform. Submitting a printout from Mathematica without explanation does not constitute an acceptable answer. |