Homeworks are due at the beginning of lecture on the due date and must be handed in hard-copy. A 25% penalty will be applied to the grade for all those homeworks turned in up to 24 hours late. Those turned in between 24 and 48 hours late, will undergo a 50% penalty. Thereafter, all homeworks will be considered very late and get a zero grade. Also: sorry we can't accept electronic submissions of homeworks. Students requiring exceptions should contact the instructor *before* the due-date.
All homeworks and exams, must represent your own individual effort. Mutual discussion of each individual's results in the homeworks is OK, as long as the results themselves represent individual efforts. Cheating cases will be dealt with in a strict manner. At a minimum, violators of this policy will fail the course and will have their names recorded. Students should be aware that I will take action if a case of cheating is uncovered.
Grading: Once a homework or exam is graded you will know which TA graded it or who graded which question by looking at the annoucements page. [TAs may grade different questions or all the paper]. If you disagree with the grade you need to first speak with the TA who graded the question. If there you are still in disagreement, you need to speak to the instructor. You have one week after the paper is handed back to claim any changes to your grades.
Solution keys for homeworks will occasionally, but not always, be posted. Typically, solutions of some (usually the hardest) questions of the homeworks will be discussed in class. Solution keys for the exams will be posted.