Math 105 – Math in a Modern Society Section 4 - Course Policy – Spring, 2009
Instructor:Deirdre A. Smith
Office Hours:Monday 4-5, Tuesday 1-3and by appointment
Text: Excursions in Modern Mathematics, by Tannenbaum and Parks, 2ndcustom Ed for UA
HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned on a daily basis. These assignments will be collected when the section is completed (approximately once per week) and graded. There will also be several in class activities that will count towards your homework grade. Homework and in class activities will be worth a total of 100 points. To compute your homework grade I will deduct 10% of the possible points and use that number to compute your homework percentage. For example, if there are 300 possible points I will take the number of points you receive and divide that number by 270 instead of 300. Late homework is strongly discouraged. I will accept at most 2 late assignments during the semester. You must have an acceptable excuse for turning in late homework. “I did not come to class” is NOT an acceptable excuse. If you are unable to attend class either have a friend bring in the assignment to class or drop the assignment off in the Main Office (room 108) in the Math Department BEFORE class begins on the day the assignment is due. No homework will be accepted after the assignment is graded and returned. Homework is to be placed on my desk at the beginning of the class period.
EXAMS: There will four 100-point exams and a comprehensive final exam worth 200 points. Dates for the hour exams will be announced in class at least one week prior to the exam. The final exam is scheduled for Friday May 8 from 2 to 4 pm.
MISSED EXAMS: Make-up exams will be given only for an unavoidable and documented absence. The student must contact the instructor PRIOR to the exam to be eligible for a make-up. Otherwise, the student will receive a zero for that exam.
PROJECT: There is aproject required in this course. The project will be worth 100 points. The project will be incorporated into the Finance section.
GRADES: The following scale for semester averages is guaranteed not to be raised:
An I (Incomplete) will be awarded only if all the following conditions are met:
- The student has completed all but a small portion of the required work
- The student has scored at least 60% on the work completed
- The student has a valid reason for not completing the course on time.
- The student asks for an incomplete before grades are due (48 hours after the final.
- The student agrees to make up the material in a short period of time.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with your instructor to discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that formal, disability-related accommodations are necessary, it is important that you be registered with Disability Resources (drc.arizona.edu). You should notify your instructor of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations by Friday, January 23. You and your instructor can then plan how to best coordinate your accommodations.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students are responsible to inform themselves of University policies regarding the Code of Academic Integrity. Students found in violation of the Code are subject to penalties ranging from loss of credit for work involved to a grade of E in the course, and possibly risk suspension or probation. The Code of Academic Integrity will be enforced in all areas of the course, including, but not limited to, tests and quizzes. For more information about the Code of Academic Integrity policies and procedures, including information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, see http://w3.arizona.edu/~studpubs/policies/cacaint.htm.
Students at The University of Arizona are expected to conform to the standards of conduct established in the Student Code of Conduct. Prohibited conduct includes:
- All forms of student academic dishonesty, including cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism.
- Interfering with University or University-sponsored activities, including but not limited to classroom related activities, studying, teaching, research, intellectual or creative endeavor, administration, service or the provision of communication, computing or emergency services.
- Endangering, threatening, or causing physical harm to any member of the University community or to oneself or causing reasonable apprehension of such harm.
- Engaging in harassment or unlawful discriminatory activities on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, handicapping condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or violating University rules governing harassment or discrimination.
Students found to be in violation of the Code are subject to disciplinary action. For more information about the Student Code of Conduct, including a complete list of prohibited conduct, see the following website: http://web.arizona.edu/~dos/uapolicies/scc5308abcd.html
Students should turn off all electronic devices during class unless the device is deemed necessary for the class by the instructor. This includes, but is not limited to cell phones, mp3 players, pda’s and computers.
WITHDRAWAL: The student may withdraw from the course with a deletion from recordthrough February 10. A student may withdraw with a “W” or change to an audit through March 10. To withdraw from the class after March 10 you will need a Dean’s signature.
ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend every scheduled class. Students with more than three unexcused absences may be administratively dropped from the course. It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes.
CALCULATORS: A scientific calculator is required for this class. Graphing calculators are also acceptable.
There are 4 errors in the book, Please make the changes in your book.
Excursions in Modern Mathematics 2nd edition of the university custom
1)Chapter 5 – Page 169 On figure 5-11 (c) draw a edge (line segment) from A to L
2)Chapter 6 – Page 200-1 fourth paragraph Figure 6-3f does have a Hamilton path. On table 6-1 change “no” to YES for Hamilton path for figure 6-3f
3)Chapter 6 - Page 226 problem number 48 the method should say cheapest link (not repetitive nearest neighbor)
4)Chapter 1 – problem 60 c should say that candidate B drops not candidate D