The following textbook is required and will be available at the Yale Bookstore and on 24 hour reserve at the Engineering and Applied Sciences Library.
The course requirements consist of class attendance, assigned reading, weekly problem sets, quizzes, one midterm and a final exam. The date of the in-class midterm will be announced later. The (comprehensive) final exam will be Tuesday, December 13 at 2 pm; please make your travel plans accordingly. Plan on spending between 6-8 hours per week on the course outside of class. The problem sets are an integral part of the course.
Please don't leave the homework to the last minute. You will be more efficient, learn more, have more chance to get help, and generally be calmer and happier if you do the associated reading first and start the problem sets early.
The final grade in the course will be based on class participation, and your performance on the problem sets, quizzes, midterm, and final exam. The weighting of these components will be discussed in class.
Late work without a Dean's excuse will be assessed a penalty of 10 points (out of 100) per lecture that the work is late. If you have a Dean's excuse, making up missed work may involve alternative assignments, at the discretion of the instructor; please check with the instructor in this case.
Unless otherwise specified, the homework assignments are your individual responsibility. Plagiarism is a violation of University rules and will not be tolerated. You must neither copy work from others nor allow your own work to be copied.
You are encouraged to ask others general questions about the concepts and material of the course, but if you need more specific help with an assignment, please ask a TA or the instructor for assistance. Working in groups to solve homework problems is not permitted in this course. Please talk to the instructor if you have any questions about this policy.
This course will cover much of Chapters 1-10 in the sixth edition of Rosen, and about 2 weeks of basic linear algebra, for which course notes will be available.