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effort throughout the semester your chances to do decentl y in this class are slim. Besides the homework time, you
should dedicate at least 4 hours per week to reading the material from the textbook before coming to class and
reviewing the notes and study materials once we conclude each unit.
Final grade: homework - 100 points; midterm tests - 300 points; final exam - 200 points. Total: 600 points.
The overall percentages will be calculated using a median-value based nonlinear curve (which tends to discriminate
the very poor performances…). Tentative grade cuts: 100% ≥ A± ≥ 90% > B± ≥ 80% > C± ≥ 65% > D± ≥ 50%. Borderline scores will be treated fairly, with upgrades available – as a favor allowing a certain degree of
subjectivity, not as an automatic right – based on the perceived seriousness demonstrated by the student (class
attendance and involvement, homework aspect, consistency of performance, etc.). However, note that a score is
considered borderline only if it is less than 0.1%...
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2013 for the course PHY 171 taught by Professor Church during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.
- Fall '07