Course material can be found online at URL
Building 76 = CAR, Office 1274
Office phone: 475-2538
FAX: : 475-5988
Tuesday 12:30 - 1:45 PM CAR-1125 Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 PM CAR-1125
Monday noon - 1:00 pm 76-1274 (my office) Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 am 76-1274 (my office) Thursday 11:00 - noon 76-1274 (my office) Friday noon - 1:00 pm 76-1274 (my office)You may call to make an appointment. If my office door is open, feel free to enter. I'm almost always in my office :-(
In order to use the on-line homework system, you need to know your login name and your initial password. Your "login name" should be the same as your last name, but with lowercase letters only; something like richmond. Your initial password should be the final 4-digits of your student RIT student ID, so if your ID is 456781234, the initial password would be 1234. Include all zeroes: if your ID is 456780012, then your initial password will be 0012. You can change your password from the default after you log in for the first time.
Answers to the homework problems will appear after the due date. Because the answers will be visible to everyone at that time, I will accept no late homework.
20 percent in-class quizzes 20 percent homework 5 percent mini-test 20 percent midterm 35 percent final exam 4 percent optional extra credit assignments (2 percent each) ----------- 104 percent
Course grades are based on a total of 100 percent.
At the end of the course, I shall calculate the total score for each student. Based on the overall distribution of scores in the class, I may use the traditional means of assigning letter grades to scores ("A" for greater than 93%, "A-" for 93% to 90%, "B+" for 90% to 87%, etc.); or I may slide the grade boundaries downward to some degree.
If you know in advance that you will have to miss a test, or if you miss a test unexpectedly, you may request a makeup test. However, make-up exams are provided only in unusual circumstances. A request for a make-up exam must be submitted in writing to your instructor. Submission of the request is in no way a guarantee that it will be approved. All requests are considered by the instructor on a case-by-case basis. Whenever possible, you must allow sufficient and reasonable lead time for a considered response to your request.
There will be no makeups for in-class material or homeworks.
Professor Lindberg's notes (PDF format, 95 pages)
You will need to purchase a pad of good graph paper for your use in class. The paper must have 10 squares per inch.
The Academic Support Center provides tutors in daytime and evening sessions. See the ASC webpages for Math and Physics tutoring.
If my office door is open, please feel free to visit.
If you have any special needs, you must inform me during the first week of classes. Otherwise, I may not be able to make arrangements in time to help you. Please contact me after class or at my office.
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This page maintained by Michael Richmond. Last modified Aug 25, 2017.