The midterms and final exam will consist of exercises resembling the homework exercises. So doing exercises equals good exam preparation.
To be excused from a midterm you will need to provide a valid excuse and, in case of illness, a letter from the doctor to this effect. You will not have the
chance to make up an exam, so if you are excused from a midterm your
midterm grade will be the average of your other
midterms. It is entirely your responsibility to be in time for an exam.
Final exam: Wednesday December 13th, 1:30-3:30.
TA discussion sessions: Attendance at your assigned TA session is mandatory. The TA will cover a selection of the suggested homework exercises.
Quizzes: There will be one weekly quiz of 10-15 minutes during the TA sessions. These will be graded by your TA and count towards your course score and final grade. In the calculation of your grade, the 4 lowest quiz scores will be dropped. On the other hand, there will be no adjustment even for justified absences. So if you miss two quizzes, these will count for two of your four lowest quiz scores.
Matlab: There will be 4 small and manageable Matlab projects. Matlab will not be covered during the lectures, so it is your responsibility to consult either the suggested textbook or online resources. Matlab is available on university computers and available for download for UMD students here.
Your grade will be a weighted average of your quiz, Matlab, midterm and final scores calculated as follows:
Quizzes: 10 %
Matlab: 10 %
Midterms: 50 %
Final: 30 %
Monday August 28. Section 11.1, 11.2
Wednesday August 30. Section 11.3
Friday September 1. Sections 11.4
Monday September 4. Labour day
Wednesday September 6. Section 11.5
Friday September 8. Section 11.6
Monday September 11. Section 12.1
Wednesday September 13. Sections 12.2, 12.3
Friday September 15. Section 12.4
Monday September 18. Section 12.5
Wednesday September 20. Review
Friday September 22. Section 13.1
Monday September 25. Midterm 1
Wednesday September 27. Section 13.2
Friday September 29. Section 13.3
Monday October 2. Section 13.4
Wednesday October 4. Sections 13.5, 13.6
Friday October 6. Section 13.7
Monday October 9. Section 13.8
Wednesday October 11. Section 13.9
Friday October 13. Review
Monday October 16. Midterm 2
Wednesday October 18. Section 14.1
Friday October 20. Section 14.2
Monday October 23. Section 14.4
Wednesday October 25. Section 14.5
Friday October 27. Section 14.6
Monday October 30. Section 14.8
Wednesday November 1. Section 14.9
Friday November 3. Review
Monday November 6. Midterm 3
Wednesday November 8. Section 15.1
Friday November 10. Section 15.2
Monday November 13. Section 15.3
Wednesday November 15. Section 15.4
Friday November 17. Section 15.5
Monday November 20. Section 15.6
Wednesday November 22. Thanksgiving
Friday November 24. Thanksgiving
Monday November 27. Section 15.7
Wednesday November 29. Section 15.8
Friday December 1. Review
Monday December 4. Review
Wednesday December 6. Midterm 4
Friday December 8. Review
Monday December 11. Review.
Suggested homework exercises:
The homework exercises are suggested and will not be collected and graded. The TA will cover part of them during discussion sessions and some of them will appear in quizzes. Do as many of the exercises as possible to be prepared for midterms and the final.