SYLLABUS MATH 327
Instructor: Alexandru Buium
Term: Fall 2019
Time and place: MWF 9-9:50, DSH 318
Office hours: MWF 11-11:50
For goals and learning outcomes for this course go to the
http://www.math.unm.edu, select "undergraduate" from the top of the page,
and then select "program learning goals and outcomes" and click to the rubric of this course.
There will be no required textbook. Instead I am going to use the following set of notes: Notes . We will cover approximately one half (the first half) of the notes.
Grading policy. There will be 1 midterm exam (the date will be announced in class)
and a final (comprehensive)
exam. The exams will be given in class. They will consist in solving a set
of exercises very similar to the ones
contained in the homework or solved in class.
Homework will be assigned in class every Friday. A quiz of 10 minutes
will be given every Friday; it will consist of one question that is similar to a homework problem or a problem solved in class.
Your final grade will be computed as follows:
each of the 2 exams represents 1/3 of the final grade respectively.
The quizzes will represent 1/3 of the final grade.
The homework will not count towards the grade: it will play the role of practice for the quizzes.
The correspondence between
your grades expressed in percentages and your grades expressed in letters (A,...F)
is defined by a curve that will be discussed in class.
Note. If you encounter difficulties
with your homework please do not hesitate to ask me questions about the homework during the office hours; if you are not available during my office hours please contact me by e-mail and we can make a special appointment. It is important that you attempt to do your homework BEFORE we discuss it during the office hours. Also, note that the material in the lectures and the material in the text are not identical: the material in the lectures is not entirely contained (and does not entirely contain) the material in the text. It is important that you attend the lectures and ALSO independently read the text.
Qualified students with disabilities needing appropriate academic adjustments
should contact me as soon as possible to ensure your needs
are met in a timely manner. Handouts are available
in alternative accessible formats upon request.
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