Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics


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

Two midterm exams and comprehensive final exam. The course average is calculated as follows:

Exam 1 Chapters 1,2 100 pts March 2
Exam 2 100 pts April 6
Final Exam 150 pts May 9
CAS Projects   not applicable
Quizzes* 60 pts top half
Total: 410 pts  

A..100%-92%       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. 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.

* Points assigned to Quizzes depend on the number of quizzes given during semester by keeping the best half. Also, the number of points depends on whether quizzes are taken home or in class. If the majority of quizzes will be taken home, then the total number points will be 10 based on top half quiz scores.

Letter Grade Distribution:
92 - 100 A 72 - 76.99 C
90 - 91.99 A- 70 - 71.99 C-
87 - 89.99 B+ 67 - 69.99 D+
82 - 86.99 B 60 - 66.99 D
80 - 81.99 B- 0.00 - 59.99 F
77 - 79.99 C+
Make-up Exams:
Makeup exams will only be given to students with an acceptable excuse. The only acceptable excuses, religious holy day, family emergency, school sponsored event, job interviews, or sickness. All absences require documentation. For example, sickness, a doctor's excuse. You must let me know before the exam that you will not be able to take the exam in order to be given a makeup exam. All other absences will be given a zero for that exam. No exceptions! Makeup exams will be given at a time that is convenient for both you and me.

There will be two midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam.  The exams will be given within normal class time. The final exam will be given at 11:30pm, May 3 (White Hall 204).