Math 202, Section 3, Fall 2013

Instructor: David Lawlor
Time: TuTh 8:30am-9:45am
Place: 119 Social Science

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10a-12noon, 034 Physics

Old Exams
Exam 1 Solutions
Exam 2 Solutions
Exam 3, Exam 3 Solutions

At the end of the term, every course grade assigned in this course is determined by the instructor's thoughtful and impartial assessment of the performance of the student in the course, in the context of the grading standards of the Department of Mathematics. 
The instructor will consider the performance of each student, from multiple perspectives. 

There is no single formula by which the course grade is computed.
Any computations done by the instructor are simply tools contributing to one or another point of view on these considerations. 

As is emphasized elsewhere in this website, the "rough cutoff" grades have no bearing on the determination of letter grades for the course.  You do not "have" any sort of a letter grade at any point in the course, or "going into the final exam"; any possible such suggestion is intended only as an estimate.  It is not possible or reasonable to expect that it can be stated in advance of the final exam what sort of performance on the final would yield a particular letter grade for the course. 

The course grade assigned by the instructor will be made in consideration of all of the graded items, including very substantial consideration of the final exam.  Any statement, comparison, or any other sort of assessment maade by the instructor before the availability of final exam scores is therefore based on incomplete information; such an assessment must therefore be interpreted only as a guess, and does not obligate the instructor in any way.

All students in this course must understand and agree to all of the terms above concerning the determination of course grades.

Academic Policies
Students are responsible for understanding all of the policies on this page. These policies are subject to change at any time by the instructor.

Duke Community Standard

The Duke Community Standard is taken very seriously on Duke campus, and you are all reminded to make certain you are familiar with it.

In this course some collaboration is allowed and encouraged, but of course your work must be entirely your own. Here are some specific comments about the graded items in this class:


The student is solely responsible for material missed during their absence from class.

No make-up exams shall be adminstered for students that miss examinations. Instead, the absent student's final exam shall be reweighted to include the points of the missed exam.


Calculators are not allowed in any aspect of this course. You may use a calculator on a homework problem if you feel that it will help you understand the concepts, but you may not make any reference to the use of a calculator on the homework you turn in, except for unfeasible calculations such as cos(73). If your answer involves things like square roots and exponentials, you should leave your answer in that form rather than converting to a decimal approximation.

Calculators shall NOT be allowed on the final exam, or any other exam.

Getting help

There are several resources that students should be aware of; make sure to read the Sources of Help for First-Year Students.

Additionally, classmates may be an excellent resource, but recall that copying is not permitted.