There is a one-credit Math98 course on basic Matlab that runs through the first 6 weeks of the semester. Andrew Shi is a great instructor and I encourage you to take it if you would like to learn more about Matlab.
MATLAB will be available by
You will earn up to 1.5 points per homework set and 3 points per quiz towards to your final grade, with the total homework and quiz points capped at 15 points each. Programming assignment is worth 20 points. The midterm is worth 20 points and the final 30 points.
We will give no credit for late class work and there will be no make up quizzes and exams. In case you have to miss the midterm exam, your final will be worth 50 points. You fail the class if you do not take the final exam.
Homework sets are in general due on Mondays (or Tuesday if
Monday is a holiday.) Here are the quiz, project, and exam dates:
Homeworks and programming assignment will involve written
assignments to be done individually, although group
discussion is allowed. Basic programming skills will be
needed in both homework and programming assignment. The
GSIs and myself will offer help for languages we are
familiar with (mostly matlab.)
Note that as long as the lectures remain online, all quizzes
will be take-home, and there will be alternative exam
times to accommodate students who are in different time
zones.
There will be no class performance curve. Your final letter grade will be determined based on the total number of points you earn in the class. Below is a list of cut-offs.
In general the absolute majority of the class will get A and
B level grades. To get a good grade, make sure you do your
homework and programming assignments on time, and prepare
well for your quizzes; your total exam scores (50 points)
alone will only give you an F grade.
Grades of Incomplete will be granted only for dire medical
or personal emergencies that cause you to miss the final,
and only if your work up to that point has been
satisfactory.