# Math 354, Section 3, fall 2023 (Rutgers University) Class Policy

http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~zeilberg/policy354.html
Last Update: Sept. 3, 2023

GRADE: The max. number of points is 500, with the following breakup.

• Neat and organized notebook: 20 points
• 10 Quizes , 8 points each, 80 points altogether
• 2 Midterm Exams: 100 points each.
• Final: 200 points.
The grades are determined as follows.
• 450-500: A ;
• 420-449: B+ ;
• 390-419: B ;
• 360-389: C+ ;
• 315-359: C ;
• 270-314: D ;
• 0-269: F No Curve!.

VERY IMPORTANT:

• Attendance is strictly mandatory and enforced!

• No cell-phones, no laptops, no electronic devices.

• It is also mandatory to take notes of everything I say in class. Please buy a SINGLE-SUBJECT notebook, and write on the cover: Linear Optimization Notebook. Also write your name and E-mail (in case it gets lost). Don't use it for any other subjects.
Update: If you are comfotable taking notes in your ipad, that's fine too, but I should be able to inspect them.

• HOMEWORK IS MANDATORY. You will get 0 on the quiz if you don't do your homework.

All homework should be emailed (after you scan it and convert it to a .pdf) by the due date to

DrZlinear@gmail.com

Subject: hw

Call the homework file

hwXFirstLast.pdf,

where X is the corresponding lecture number. For example, if Joe Biden were a student in this class, he would have to email me, before Sept. 20, 2023, 10:00pm, to DrZlinear@gmail.com, with Subject: hw and TWO attachments (don't combine them) called

hw2JoeBiden.pdf, hw3JoeBiden.pdf

NOTE: Homework is INSPECTED, but NOT graded. The full solutions will be posted after the due date. The quiz contains a homework-style problem, so if you do a good job, you should ace the quiz.

• Take careful notes during the lectures and do all the homework.

• If you have a justified absence, then in your notebook, in the space where you would have taken classnotes, date it, explain why you were absent (e.g. tape-in doctor's note, or a signed statement: "I swear on my honor that I felt so bad that I couldn't make it"), and then in your own handwriting copy the section of the book covered in the missed class.

• Every lecture will end with a 10-minute informal "quiz", asking you to do some problems covered in that day's class. It doesn't count towards the grade, but I use it first, to check attendance (it is more efficient than calling names), but more important, to make sure that you know how to do the problems, and in case that many people didn't get it, I'll try to do a better job in reviewing it. After each lecture the solution will be posted in the class webpage, and you should decide whether or not you got it right. If you didn't, you should make every attempt to come to my office hours TIL 105, MTh, 9:00-10:10am

## Make-up for missed quizzes

There is no make-up for missed quizzes, but if you have a justified absence, that has been made up, and you missed a quiz, you don't get 0, but your score for determining your grade in the class will be pro-rated. In other words, if you missed N quizzes (and they were justified and made-up) then I add-up all the scores from the quizzes that you took, the two midterm exams, and the "neat notebook score", and divide by (500-8*N) and then multiply by 500. This is because the maximum points for each quiz is 8. In other words, your score will be normalized.