- The final grade in the course will be allotted on the following basis:

Exams (3 @ 21 % each) | 63 % |

Final Exam (21 %) | 21 % |

Homework/Class Work | 16 % |

- "Class Work" will vary from instructor to instructor, but may include in-class quizzes, extra homework, and/or special projects.

- Letter grades will be given only for the final course grade and will be no lower than the following grade scale:

A | > 91.00 % | B- | > 78.00 % | D+ | > 65.00 % |

A- | > 88.00 % | C+ | > 75.00 % | D | > 60.00 % |

B+ | > 85.00 % | C | > 70.00 % | F | < 60.00 % |

B | > 80.00 % | C- | > 68.00 % |

- Reasonably neat work is expected on all material submitted for grading. Analysis that cannot be understood, interpreted, or checked by others is of little or no value. For all work that is submitted for grading, if part of the work is missing; or if the work is incomplete; or if the work cannot be read; or if the work cannot be understood, you will get little or no partial credit.

- Problem Solving: While a correct answer is the goal of any problem solution, we are most interested in the path that you take to obtain the solution.
When grading your work, it is very important that all of your work is clearly described in your solution. In the case of an incorrect final answer, this can help the instructor determine where the conceptual or computational error is in the solution.

The important elements of a good problem-solving technique are:

- Correct problem set-up.
- Correct analysis.
- Correct numbers and units.
- Correct interpretation of the answer (both units and direction).