• 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 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 every Friday. A quiz of 10 minutes will be given every Friday; it will consist of one question that can be 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.
  • Note. 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.
  • In an effort to meet obligations under Title IX, UNM faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Assistants are considered “responsible employees” by the Department of Education (see pg 15 - This designation requires that any report of gender discrimination which includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence made to a faculty member, TA, or GA must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the Office of Equal Opportunity ( For more information on the campus policy regarding sexual misconduct, see: