Few notes, policies, etc

There is no “curve grading”.

Attendance is strongly encouraged and may be logged You are responsible for knowing what was said in class. Use class webpage at your own risk.

Usage of LAPTOPS, CELL PHONES, or lightsabers. will result in 5 percent substracted from your final grade.

─▒If you are late to class, you agree to either dance, tell a joke or sing.

This course may be the hardest course you have ever taken, since there are about 7 homeworks, each one of them takes about 6-10 hours, depending upon how fast you can code. There are four exams, (three midterms and one final) and one Matlab Laboratory, each of which requires preparation.

My promise: Those with passing grade will be proficient with Numerical Programming. There is a way to the mountain top ready to be shown to you. You have to do the walking.

Although some MATLAB basics will be presented, this is not the course about MATLAB usage. Therefore you should either be familiar with MATLAB, or be willing to learn it.

Academic Integrity

The grade you receive for the course will be based on the work that you do.

With this principle in mind, the work (exams, homework, computer programs) that you present for a grade MUST, in fact, be of your own.

With respect to the exams, this means that no assistance or collaboration of any kind is permitted (other then assisace obtained from the instructor). Anyone violating this policy will receive an exam grade of zero and will be reported to the Dean of Students.

With respect to problem sets (homeworks and or computer projects), you are free to seek assistance or advise from any person, book or computer. However, what you hand in must be your own work. In this regard, computer files must not be shared or exchanged nor should you copy work from someone else. If you do collaborate, please provide names of people you worked with at the beginning of your assignment. Violating of this policy will result in a score of zero for the course, and will be reported to the Dean of Students.

Note that your health, need of financial aid, need to maintain GPA, need to graduate, obtain employment, etc will not be considered.

I will not provide tutoring to you.

BUT if you sense you have a problem, please talk to me. I may be able to help!