Computation of Grades
In order to pass this course you should obtain a grade of at least 50% on the final exam. If you score less than 50% on the final exam, then your final grade will be your score on the final exam.
If your grade on the final exam is at least 50%, then your final grade will
be calculated by the following formula:
|Assignments: || 20%
|Midterm Exam: || 20%
|Presentation: || 10%
|Final Exam: || 50%
- The midterm exam is given in class on Thursday March 1.
There will be a total of four assignments of equal weight. The assignments are due on January 25,
February 15, March 15, and April 5.
In the computation of your final grade, your lowest assignment score will be dropped. Each assignment will be collected in the beginning of the lecture on the due date.
- Assignments, their solutions, midterm solutions, and your grades
will be posted on Virtual Campus.
- The date and the location of the final exam will be determined by the registrar's office.
The midterm exam cannot be rescheduled. In the event of a justified absence
(e.g., providing a doctor's note)
the weight of the missed midterm will be transferred to the final exam. You must provide
documentation as soon as possible. If you do not provide proper justification within two weeks,
you will receive a zero grade.
Marked exams and assignments will be returned in class and during office hours. Unclaimed tests and assignments can be picked up later during the semester. Six months after the end of the semester,
unclaimed midterm exams and assignments will be shredded.
The midterm and final exams are closed-book exams. You are not allowed to bring and use formula sheets.
Calculators are not allowed. You may not enter a test after, or leave before,
the first 20 minutes have elapsed. You may not
leave an exam during the final 10 minutes. You must present your student card during the exam.
An explanation of grades in the Faculty of Science can be found
Collaboration and Cheating
Students are encouraged to discuss general strategies for approaching the homework problems with other students. However, you should solve the problems yourself and all written work should be your own. Copying from another student is cheating and will not be tolerated - it also doesn't help you in the long run.
Students found cheating will be reported to the university. Punishment can range from receiving a zero on the assignment, to failing the course, to being expelled from the university. Allowing another student to copy your work is just as serious as copying. So if you copy from another student, you are putting their university career on the line too.
University of Ottawa Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Clause
The University of Ottawa does not tolerate any form of sexual violence. Sexual violence
refers to any act of a sexual nature committed without consent, such as rape, sexual
harassment or online harassment. The University, as well as student and employee
associations, offers a full range of resources and services allowing members of our
community to receive information and confidential assistance and providing for a
procedure to report an incident or make a complaint. For more information, visit