Instructor: Gregor Kovacic
Office: 420 Amos Eaton
E-mail: kovacg at rpi dot edu
Weekly homework will be assigned, collected, and graded. I strongly encourage collaboration on the homework. You are encouraged to work in groups in which you discuss the problems and help each other out if you are stuck. However, copying is forbidden, as is partitioning the homework among several students without everybody's participation on every problem. More precisely, you may collaborate as much as you want, as long as in the end you write your homework down without looking at someone else's paper.
I strongly suggest that you at least look at the problems and start thinking about them on the day they are assigned. Mathematical analysis is a very hard subject, so many problems will be hard and you will need some time to think about how to solve them, so do not delay the homework until the night before it is due. No late homework will be accepted.
It is strictly forbidden to fish for solutions of recycled problems and copy them into yours, or to copy other students' solutions. Such behavior will be considered the highest breach of academic integrity and will land you in the office of the Dean of Students with the recommendation that you be expelled from the class with a failing grade. It will also earn you zero points for the entire assignment on which the copying occurs.
There will be two tests. While the second test will largely focus on the material in the second part of the course, it may contain references to earlier material, and you will be responsible for knowing that. There will be no final exam for this class, so make sure you do well on the homework and/or the tests.
Your course grade will be the higher of the following two numbers:
1. The average of the homework grade and the two tests.
2. The average of the homework grade and the higher of the two tests.
The grade cutoffs will be no stricter than
and may end up being quite a bit looser, but I won't know where exactly they will be until the very end.
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