
Lab Policy
 Ten labs (first one is not graded) are assigned this semester.
It is hoped that the student will be selfmotivated and carefully complete
all the assignments for his/her own benefit. However, only the highest
scoring 7 submissions will be counted toward a (conventional) grade 
see the grading policy for details. It is
OK to submit one solution for a group of students of size two or three:
just indicate the names of the team members in a comment on blackboard so
I will be sure not to miss it.

The grading scale will be 010 for each lab. The sum of all seven lab scores
will be multiplied by 3/7 to arrive at the contribution to the conventional
score due to labs. Thus, the maximum the labs can contribute to a conventional
score is 30 out of 100 points.

No solutions will be accepted after the
last day of class (just before finals commence). At most one lab
will be accepted during the last week of class. At most one lab will
be accepted during the week before the last week of class. At
most two labs will be accepted during the week before the week
before the last week of class.
Definition: The last week of class is the week that ends
IMMEDIATELY BEFORE finals week and does not include Saturday.
Definition: The first day of a week is Sunday, the last day of a
week is Saturday.
Note: the last day of class IS NOT the last day that
finals are given  it occurs at least one week before the last
day that finals are given.

Of course, students may discuss lab assignments with each other, may
write solutions together, copy, or cheat in any way they can think of
(except on the exams or any other graded component of the course). However,
it is customary that any significant help from another student or book
should be acknowledged in a comment when you ask me to review what you have.

Two or three students submitting a solution will each receive the same
conventional score as if only one person submitted the solution. If the
submission is worth brownies (perhaps it is a difficult problem), though,
then the value of the solution, in brownies, is divided equally among
all members of the group.

 


