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Solutions to some problems will be available on Blackboard at the end of the class period at which they are due. Other problems may be used as the basis for in-class activities. Only selected problems will be chosen for grading. However, the effort you invest in the homework is essential to learning this material. There is a very strong correlation between a student’s homework score and their final grade in this course. I encourage group study. However, I expect that homework assignments will be your own work. Quizzes: There will be a short quiz over the homework at the start of the next class meeting after the assignment due date. There will be an opportunity to ask questions before the start of the quiz. Quizzes will be closed book, but some information such as the values of relevant physical constants will be provided. Some formulas may also be provided. My grade history for this course clearly shows that classes which are given closed-book quizzes have higher average exam scores, so this policy is to your benefit. Tests: The midterm and final will be closed-book with one page of notes. The notes must be hand written. The midterm will take the entire class period. Blue books are required. No devices that can display a pdf file or communicate with other devices will be allowed. Grades: Midterm exam (25%), homework (15%), quizzes (20%), in-class activities (10%), and a comprehensive final exam (30%). The target grade scale, which may be adjusted somewhat since the class format is new, is as follows: > 80% : A, 70 - 79% : B, 60 - 69% : C, 50 - 59% : D, < 50% : F. Late or missed assignments or exams: There will be no make-ups for missed quizzes, in-class exercises, or exams. You may consult with the instructor in advance to see if it is possible to arrange to take a quiz or exam at an alternate time, but granting such requests is at the discretion of the instructor. Examples of acceptable reasons for granting an alternate time include jury duty, National Guard service, or a medical emergency of a member of your immediate family. 302-syllabus-sp18.tex Spring 2018
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P. R. Nelson 5 Attendance: I do not take attendance. However, this course will include a substantial component of graded in-class work in addition to quizzes. You are responsible for this material whether or not you are able to attend class. If you are unable to attend because you are ill, or have some other compelling reason, I will work with you to enable you to develop a plan for completing a missed assignment. Academic integrity: “Academic dishonesty is a serious offense that can diminish the quality of scholarship, the academic environment, the academic reputation, and the quality of a Cal Poly Pomona degree.” [University Policy on Academic Integrity] Plagiarism (presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own) and cheating on tests are examples of academic dishonesty. You are responsible for complying with the Cal Poly Pomona statement on academic integrity and Student Conduct Code whether or not you have read them. The university’s academic integrity policy and student conduct code, as well as other useful resources concerning academic integrity are available on the Student Conduct and Integrity web pages. The penalties for academic dishonesty are serious. Should you perform an act of academic dishonesty, you will receive a score of zero on that assignment, and the incident will be reported. 302-syllabus-sp18.tex Spring 2018
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