Course: Math 404
Instructor: Prof. Joe Borzellino
Time: MTRF 2:10–3:00pm, Math & Science 38-201
Office Hours: MF 10:10-11:00am, T 1:10-2:00pm (or by appt/email) in FOE 25-208DC
Web Page: http://www.calpoly.edu/~jborzell/index.html
Text: O'Neill, Elementary Differential Geometry, 2nd revised ed.
Chapters Covered: 1,2,4,5,6,7 (maybe a little too ambitious)
Your grade for the course will be determined by a cumulative point total weighted as follows:
Written Assignments 35% Midterm 30% Final Exam 35%
Important: YOU MUST TAKE THE FINAL EXAM TO PASS THE CLASS!
The dates for the exams are as follows:
Midterm: Friday, October 25
Final Exam: Wednesday, December 11, 1:10pm–4:00pm.
NOTE: All exams are CLOSED book. Calculators, notes and books will not be allowed. There are NO makeup exams. If an emergency situation arises which will cause you to miss an exam, you must contact me BEFORE the exam is given. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Possible penalties include a failing grade for the course.
Homework and Graded Assignments: There will two types of written assignments. The first will be standard homework. For these assignments, most of the grade will be for completeness and effort. I will probably pick one or two problems at random to grade for correctness also. The second type will be more formal. Every so often there will be a special assignment that I will collect and grade. This assignment may contain assigned homework problems from the book or problems that I make up. Homework and graded assignments will be posted on the web page listed above.
Other Dates to Remember:
November 11 Veteran's Day (Monday)
November 27-December 1 Thanksgiving (Wednesday - Sunday)