MATH 13 COURSE INFORMATION
BOOK: Alessandra Pantano and Neil Donaldson:
Math 13 - Introduction to Abstract Mathematics. A .pdf version is here and also on the
main course webpage. Important: Although the material
covered in the course will practically all come from the book, the order
in which the material will be discussed in the class will differ from that
in the book.
EXAMS: There will be one midterm and one final.
The dates are as follows.
MIDTERM: Monday, November 4 during the lecture time.
FINAL: Wednesday Dec 11,
8:00-10:00am (See WEBSOC)
Please make sure now that you are able
to participate on exams. Exceptions
and make-ups will be allowed only in the case of fully
documented personal emergencies.
Problems on exams will be close to homework and quizz problems. They
will be designed to test if you understand the basic notions and
methods. In particular, they will not be tricky.
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE PROBLEMS: These are not
to be turned in. They are meant to be just recommended exercises to further
foster your skills.
HOMEWORKS: Homeworks will be assigned roughly
once a week. They will be posted on the main course website under
``HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS". Each homework assignment will have a specified
Rules for homeworks:
(1) You can work either alone or in a group of two, it is your choice. You
should not switch between working alone and working in a group
of two during the quarter, so think of advantages and drawbacks of either
option before you make a choice.
(2) If you decide to form a group of two then each such group should turn in
only one paper with both names on it. In this case you will get the same score
for the homework.
QUIZZES: There will be 6 - 8 quizzes. These will
be given during discussions. Problems on quizzes will be close to
those discussed in lectures and discussions, and to those which are
recommended practice problems and homework problems.
FINAL GRADE: The final grade will be determined
based on the final, the midterm, homeworks, quizzes and
participation in the discussion. These factors will have the
PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSION:5%
The lowest Quiz and the lowest Homework scores will be dropped.
The final grade will be calculated on a curve based on the points
earned during the quarter. The curve is determined as follows:
point for D: Mean value minus standard
point for A: Mean value plus standard deviation
interval between the two cutoff points will be divided
equal parts to determine the
NO EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN: everyone will be
evaluated based on equal criteria.
EMERGENCIES: In case of emergency or any important issue the
instructor should be notified as soon as possible.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students are responsible for
informing themselves of UCI's policies regarding academic
dishonesty. Students found in violation of the code are subject to
penalties ranging from loss of credit for work involved to F-grade
in the course, and possible risk of suspension or probation. The
academic dishonesty policy will be enforced in all areas of the
course, including quizzes and exams. For details see: Catalogue-Appendix
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