**Alex Freire**
**Ayres 207 A, 974-4313**

Office hours: Tu+Th 11-12, or by appointment

e-mail: freire@math.utk.edu

__NOTE:__ Due to serious illness, Professor Julius
Smith is unable to continue

with the course. As a result, from this point until
the end of the course

all course policies (including grading) will be as described
on this web site.

In the interest of fairness, I have decided that

STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT A WP/WF
FORM FOR MY SIGNATURE

BY 12:00 noon ON TUESDAY, NOV.
13 WILL RECEIVE A `WP'.

The form can be obtained at 209
Student Services Bldg. A `WP' grade will

not affect your GPA.

COURSE POLICIES

Students are expected to come to
EVERY class meeting. On occasion I may

introduce material not found in
the text, or present it with a slightly different

emphasis or notation than the one
used in the text- this material will be an

integral part of the course, and
students may be tested on it.

I cannot stress this strongly enough:
students who fail to come to class,

take notes, read the book and do
the homework (see below) are extremely

unlikely to pass the course at
all (so if this describes your attitude, you might as well

drop the class).

HOMEWORK problems will be assigned
for each section covered (see the link

`course outline' below). Homework
will not be collected, but problems identical

to homework problems will be included
in 10-min quizzes.

GRADING-There will be a total of
three 50-min exams, including Exam 1 given

by Prof. Smith. In addition, the
sum of the grades on three 10-min quizzes will

count as a fourth exam. Your exam
average will be based on the highest 3 of

these 4 grades, and will correspond
to 65% of the total grade. The remaining 35% will

correspond to the final exam.

Expected approximate grading scale:

less than 50% average or less than
40% on final: F

50-64:C or C+

65-79:B or B+
80 or above: A

(D's may be given in borderline
cases)

Remark: I do not `curve' grades.