Prerequisite: Math 129A or instructor consent.
Exam One and Exam Two are each one hour and fifteen minutes long. All exams are in-class, closed-book and comprehensive. You will get back your exams within one week at which time we'll go over them in class. Exams will be collected and kept with me. There will be no make-up exams.
Class attendance is strongly encouraged. In class, we shall cover many topics and examples that are neither in the class notes nor in the textbook. If you miss a lecture, it is your responsibility to find out what was covered in class (this includes: handouts given out during your absence, corrected typos and errors, examples discussed in class - that are neither in the book nor in the notes - clarifications and changes made to the project, the hands-on exercises, etc...).
The final grade will be computed as shown below:
Exam One: 20%
Exam Two: 20%
[97, 100] A+
[93, 97) A
[90, 93) A-
[87, 90) B+
[82, 87) B
[80, 82) B-
[77, 80) C+
[72, 77) C
[70, 72) C-
[67, 70) D+
[62, 67) D
[60, 62) D-
[0, 60) F
For those wishing to add this course, the deadline is September 9, 2014.
The last day to drop with a full refund is September 2, 2014.
According to University and Department guidelines, dropping after
September 2, 2014, requires a serious and compelling
reason to drop a course.
Grades alone do not constitute reason to drop a course.
Students who stop attending without officially dropping will
be issued a U at the end of the semester which is counted as
an F in calculations of GPA.
Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes. Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.
Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf,
requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course.
Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify
someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's
permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such
permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study
purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the
instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute
Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, hands-on exercises or homework solutions without instructor consent.
Your commitment as a student to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy S07-2 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S07-2.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/. Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Cheating on exams or plagiarism (presenting the work of another as your own, or the use of another person's ideas without giving proper credit) will result in a failing grade and sanctions by the University. For this class, all assignments are to be completed by the individual student unless otherwise specified. If you would like to include your assignment or any material you have submitted, or plan to submit for another class, please note that SJSU's Academic Integrity Policy S07-2 requires approval of instructors.
Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability,
or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be
evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see
me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at
http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that
students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with
the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to
establish a record of their disability.
In 2013, the Disability Resource Center changed its name to be known as the Accessible Education Center, to incorporate a philosophy of accessible education for students with disabilities. The new name change reflects the broad scope of attention and support to SJSU students with disabilities and the University's continued advocacy and commitment to increasing accessibility and inclusivity on campus.