Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics


Vladimir A. Dobrushkin,Lippitt Hall 202C, 874-5095,

Students will be given three midterm exams and comprehensive final exam. The course average is calculated as follows:

Course average = E1 + E2 + E3 + FE + Q

E1, E2, E3 = exams, each 20%, FE = final exam, 35%, Q = quizzes (top eight) of 5%. The grade system is based on the following dustribution:
A..100%-93%       A-: 90%       B+: 87%       B: 83%       B-: 80%       C+: 77%       C: 73%       C-: 70%       D+: 67%       D: 60%       F: 59%-0% .
+/- grades may be given for borderline percentages based on attendance. Texting your personal smart phone or using it for personal needs during class time is considered as unappropriate behavior. I reserve the right to raise any student’s semester grade for contributing to our class with a positive attitude, hard work, and active participation.

Homework will be assigned after each section. Each day we will spend time going over examples, homework problems, and quizzes. You are responsible for all problems assigned, see Course Calendar for a list of problems associated with each chapter. Quizzes will be given almost every class in the weeks without exams. Quiz problems are from homework problems and examples given in class with number changes. There are no makeup quizzes. I'll drop half quiz grades.

Projects are due one class before midterm exam. They must be printed, including student's name---no hand writing.

The final Exam scheduled on December 19, at 8:00 am for section 01, and on December 14, at 11:30 am for section 02; it is comprehensive and will be given in the same classroom.

Help With Your studies and homework:
Tutors are available at both the Providence and Kingston campuses. Check with them for specific hours. Also, you can make individual appointments with me. For this, contact me by phone, e-mail, or ask me during class.
I may help you with questions during office hours, or at other times by appointment. Also, I will try to answer questions sent by electronic mail as promptly as possible.