Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics


Students will be given three midterm exams and comprehensive final exam. Please remember that grades are not negotiable and no extra credit is offered on an individual basis. Letter grades will be assigned using the following conversion scale:

Mid term exams -- 60%, Final exam -- 25%, Homework -- 10%, Quizzes -- 5%

The grade system is based on the following dustribution:

A..100%-92.5%     A-..90%-92.5%   B+..90%-87.5%  B..87.5%-82.5%  B-..82.5%-80%   C+..80%-77.5%     C..7275%-72.5%     C-..72.5%-70%       D+..70%-67.5%    D..67.5%-60%    F..59%-0%

At the end of the regular semester (before finals), any student whose exam and quiz grades average 82.5 or better will be exempt from the cumulative final exam. The grade conversion at that time will be 60% exams and 30% quizzes and 10% homework.

Four (4) times during the semester, I will check to see if you have done the homework problems assigned from the previous class. For each presentation of homework, I will give you 10 points if you have completed the assignment; if you have not, you will receive 0 points. Homework must be done in a notebook and be brought to class every day. If I call on you to check homework and you do not have it with you, you will receive a grade of 0. If you are absent, I will attempt 3 times to check your homework. After 3 attempts, you will receive a grade of 0 for that attempt.

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. Students who require accommodations and who have documentation from Disability Services (874-2098) should make arrangements with me as soon as possible.

will be given every week. Quizzes cannot be made up…ever! During the semester, one lower grade will be dropped.

The final Exam scheduled on December 13, at 3:00 pm ; it is comprehensive and will be given in the same room.