Homework problems are assigned every lecture and collected the
following one. The
assigned problems for each lesson are listed on the syllabus.
Make sure you staple your homeworks.
sure to put at the top of the front page your name, the section
number(s) for those problems, and the course information (Math 32.02
or 32.03, Fernando Schwartz)
Homeworks will be graded and returned as soon as possible.
Grades will be posted on Blackboard.
In calculating homework grades, the lowest of your homework scores will
be dropped. The purpose of this policy is to handle exceptional
circumstances such as a serious illness. Please do not request to have late
homework accepted. Also, it is inadvisable to skip a homework
unless absolutely necessary, since only one homework will be dropped
Working together on homeworks is
Nevertheless, the paper you turn in must be
your own work.
Final grades for the class will be determined by the total number of
points earned in the class. These points are given based on
performance on the items below, with the following maximum possible
300 possible points
(3 midterms @ 100 points each)
200 possible points
Homework average: 60 possible points
Letter grades are only assigned after total scores are computed.
For more information on how your grade will be computed read the
Clark Bray's webpage
We will not use calculators in any aspect of this course;
calculators will NOT be allowed on the midterms nor on the final exam.
There are several resources that students should be aware of; make sure
to read the Sources
of Help for First-Year Students
You are highly encouraged to make good use of the Math 32/41 Help
It is located on East Campus.
is taken very seriously on Duke campus, and you
reminded to make certain you are familiar with it.
Homeworks -- You are encouraged to work in groups to exchange ideas and
help each other understand how to approach problems, but the student's
work must be his or her own. Copying and dictating are not
Exams -- Students are not allowed to have any outside help
during exams or quizzes.
Attendance at all lectures is required . If you miss a
lecture, it is your responsibility to catch up on the
topics that you missed. You should keep in mind that in this course,
the material builds on itself; if you miss some of the material,
subsequent lectures will seem more difficult to you.
Absences from exams will be excused only for reasons such
as serious illness or appropriate official university activities.
In either case, a written notification from the dean is required.
In the case of illness, this must be done with the Short-term
form. In the case that an absence from
an exam is excused, the grade will be determined based on your
performance on the final exam for the course, and relative to the
performance of the rest of the class on that item.
Students should note that use of the Short-term Illness Notification
form is subject to the Duke Community Standard, discussed and linked
above. In particular, it is expected every student will take
reasonable responsibility for his/her own health at least to the extent
that such health is needed to be able to participate in classes.
Here are some examples:
-- If on the day of an exam in this course you have a debilitating
headache caused by a virus, then it would be appropriate to use the
short term illness form. However, if you have a debilitating
headache caused by a hangover, it would not be appropriate to use the
short term illness form.
-- If on the day of an exam in this course you have a severe cold
caught two days earlier while camping outside for basketball tickets,
then it would be appropriate to use the
short term illness form. However, if you have had the cold for
two weeks and are still camping outside for basketball tickets, it
would not be appropriate to use the short term