TIME / PLACE | |
MTThF 12:20 - 1:20 am / SH 203 | |
WEB PAGE | |
http://www.math.WPI.edu/Course_Materials/MA4451A98/ | |
TEXT | |
Mayer Humi & William B. Miller, Boundary Value Problems and Partial Differential Equations, PWS-Kent Publishing, 1992. Please bring the text to class. | |
INSTRUCTOR | |
Joseph D. Fehribach ( 201C Stratton Hall, 831-5069, bach@wpi.edu ) | |
OFFICE HOURS | |
1:30 - 2:20 PM, MTTh, 10:00 -11:00 PM Thursday, and by appointment. Please see me after class, call or send e-mail for an appointment. | |
HOMEWORK | |
Recommended homework problems are listed on the syllabus. About every-other class, one or two homework problems will be assigned to be written up and handed in. Each hand-in homework assignment is worth 10 points. Symbiotic student interactions are encouraged; parasitic interactions are discouraged. In this section, no homework will be collected. | |
QUIZZES | |
On Friday 4 September, Monday 14 September, Thursday 24 September, Friday 2 October and Friday 9 October, a short (approximately twenty-minute to half-hour) quiz will be given. Each quiz will be worth 25 points. | |
EXAMS | |
There will be a comprehensive final exam given during the final class meeting (Thursday 15 October). In general, the exam will be graduated-the first question being easiest, the last, hardest. The exam will be worth 100 points. | |
GRADING | |
Of the five quizzes given, the four highest grades will count. Hence the total value of the quizzes is 100 points. The ten highest hand-in homework assignments will also count, so the total value of the hand-in homework assignments is also 100 points. Thus a grand total of 300 points is available in the term. Grades are based on a floating scale; the scale is based on the difficulty of the questions/assignments. The maximum number of points required for an A is 270; for a B, 240; for a C, 210. Final letter grades will be assigned based on the total number of points earned, with some consideration given to consistency, progress in the course, etc. | |
MISSED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES OR EXAM | |
In general no make-up quizzes or tests will be given, and late Maple labs will not be accepted. A grade of zero will be recorded for all missed work. Rare and unusual circumstances, however, will be considered. | |
NOTICE | |
The management reserves the right to change the above policies. Such changes (if any) will be announced at a regular class meeting or by e-mail. |