Course Material: Lecture and Recitation
Material will be delivered online in the form of short, detailed snippets. You
can watch the videos at your convenient time. Once the lecture/recitation
material is made available, it will stay online throughout the semester. Take
careful notes and review these videos regularly to prepare yourself for the
homework and the quizzes.
There will be one online
homework assignment every week. These assignments must be submitted
electronically through the web. Online homework will be available five to six
days before the duedate; most likely Monday
After the due time the answer key will be turned on and the submission will be
turned off. Under no circumstances will a delayed online homework be accepted.
You can login and print out your homework as many times as you want, but you are limited to only four (4) submission attempts to complete each online assignment. The grade for the questions correctly solved in the first attempt will be worth 100%, those solved in the second attempt worth 75%, those solved in the third attempt worth 50%, and those solved in final fourth attempt worth 25%. The average online homework grade weights 20% of your final grade.
Online Quizzes: There will be one online
quiz assignment every week. These assignments must be
submitted electronically through the web. Online quizzes are scheduled at
specific times during the week; most likely
7:00pm. The duration of the quiz is 40
minutes. After the due time the answer key will be turned on and the submission
will be turned off . You will be allowed four (4) submission attempts for the
online quiz assignment. The grade for the questions correctly solved in the
first attempt will be worth 100%, those solved in the second attempt worth 75%,
those solved in the third attempt worth 50%, and those solved in final fourth
attempt worth 25%. The average online quiz grade weights 20% of your final grade.
Online Quiz Makeup Policy: (READ CAREFULLY)
Make-up quizzes are scheduled on
9:00pm. This is to help those
who could not manage to make themselves available to take the quiz on Friday for
1-The students who try to access the quiz on Friday will be
DENIED a make-up.
2-Under no circumstances a delayed online quiz will be
accepted after the Due-Time for the make up quiz.
There are two non-cumulative exams
on campus. Special arrangements can also be made for students who reside in
other states to take the the exams at local professional testing centers. These special cases must be addressed and documented in advance before the exam date. Students in need of this arrangement must contact Dr. Brahmia directly. Each exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions on the material related
to the indicated chapters. Each exam weights 30% of your final grade. There is no penalty for a wrong answer. It is
therefore important that you give an answer to every question even if you have
to make an educated guess. A formula sheet will be provided for each exam. The
formula sheet may be posted on the web for consultation. Bring a scientific calculator to each
exam, and make sure that any needed battery is fresh.
While you are encouraged to form collaborative learning and study groups with fellow students in this class,
you are always expected to hand in your own work in this course. Responses to online assignments and exam
questions must be exclusively your own work. In addition, sharing private course material (such as lecture
slides, videos, assignments, etc.) on social media websites such as Facebook, etc. is considered a violation
of academic integrity, as defined by the Rutgers Office of Student Conduct. Any violations of these rules
will be personally dealt with by the Professor and may lead to University disciplinary action. It is in the
best interest of the students and the morale of the class to follow these rules and not to tolerate any
departure from them by others. Any instances of academic dishonesty that takes place in this course must
be reported to the Professor immediately.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THIS
SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR EXAMS
- I recommend that you read each
chapter before you view the lecture topics. This will enable you to recognize difficult concepts.
- Immediately after each viewed lecture
the lecture material and try to grasp the concepts. Familiarize yourself with
the step-by-step worked out problems related to the topic. Then, try to solve these
problems by yourself, without looking at your notes.
- Make sure you review the lecture material several times to
reinforce the understanding of the concepts. Once you feel comfortable with
the material try to solve the homework assignment associated with the
- It is very useful if you can memorize the
basic formulae that get used often.
- Make use of the resources at the
textbook's web site. The site contains numerous ways of exploring the material
and of testing yourself.
- Try to get ready for each exam at least one week in advance. Go over all
the write-ups including Lecture notes, Homework Problems, and Online Quizzes. This is more efficient than cramming for one night (not only will you
be tired, you will also forget everything quickly again).
- Previous exams with solutions may be
available one week before each exam.
You should never study from the previous exams. You practice the
previous exams just to evaluate yourself. If you did a problem incorrectly,
try to review the concept then do the problem again on your own. Do similar
problems from the text to reinforce the concept.
- Try to use the exam formula sheet
frequently to familiarize yourself with it.
- Remember, exams will only cover the
material discussed in class. Exam questions are most likely found somewhere in