Midterm Exams: Three midterm tests will be given at
the dates and
times shown in the syllabus. The tests will be administered during regular
class time. The tests will consist of multiple choice questions.
Important: No makeup midterm exams will be given.
Missed exams receive a grade of zero unless an excused absence is granted by the
professor before the exam.
In the unusual circumstance that an exam is excused, the remaining
exams will be averaged to form the midterm exam score for final grading, that is,
the remaining midterm exams will comprise the entire 50% of the students grade.
Students should not depend on this happening.

Final Exam Schedule:
Section 1: Monday, December 9, 14:0017:00, Room 203
Section 2: Tuesday, December 17, 09:0012:00, Room 203
Section 3: Tuesday, December 10, 14:0017:00, Room 203

Grading:
Final grades will be determined by the following distributions:
Final Exam  35% 
Three Midterm Exams  50% 
Homework  5% 
Lecture Quizzes (Clickers)  5% 
Discussion Section Quizzes  5% 

Lecture Quizzes (iClickers):
iClicker responses to questions given during lecture will be graded according to the
following rules. The specific format for scored iClicker questions will be determined
by the individual instructor.
Each correct answer will be awarded 2 points, while an incorrect response will be awarded 1 point
to encourage participation. The Lecture quiz contribution to the final course score
will be taken as 5% times the ratio of the total clicker points accumulated over
the course of the semester to 60% of the total clicker points available, but to a maximum of 5%.
Example: Assume an average of 4 questions are asked in each of the 25 lectures, for a total
of 200 Lecture Quiz points possible over the semester. A iClicker point total of 120 or more would
lead to full credit for the Lecture Quiz portion of the grade (5%), while a point total of 100 would
translate to a contribution of 100/120*5% = 4.17%.
