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CSci 5304 - Computational Aspects of Matrix Theory
csci 5304

CSCI 5304

Computational Aspects of Matrix Theory

Policy and general information on homeworks

  • You are expected to do your own academic work and cite sources as necessary. Failing to do so is scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty means plagiarizing; cheating on assignments or examinations; engaging in unauthorized collaboration on academic work; taking, acquiring, or using course materials without faculty permission; submitting false or incomplete records of academic achievement; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement; altering, forging, misrepresenting or misusing a University academic record; or fabricating or falsifying data, research procedures, or data analysis. (Student Conduct Code.)

    You are also expected to answer the questions on homeworks and exams using your own efforts, as opposed to copying an answer you may find on the internet. You may be asked to explain any answers you submit in person or by making a short video.

    If it is determined that a student has cheated, the student may be given an "F" or an "N" for the course, and may face additional sanctions from the University.

    The Office for Community Standards has compiled a useful list of Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to scholastic dishonesty.

    Beware of websites that advertise themselves as being "tutoring websites." It is not permissible to upload any instructor materials to these sites without their permission or copy material for your own homework assignments from these various sites.

    If you have additional questions, please clarify with your instructor for the course. Your instructor can respond to your specific questions regarding what would constitute scholastic dishonesty in the context of a particular class, e.g., whether collaboration on assignments is permitted, requirements and methods for citing sources, if electronic aids are permitted or prohibited during an exam.

  • A 2% penalty will be applied to the grade for all those homeworks handed in up to 24 hours late (not counting weekends). After 24 hours, acceptance of late items is not guaranteed. If accepted, an additional penalty of 5% will be applied for each 24 hours late after the first 24 hours. Late in-class exercises, if accepted, will get half credit.

  • All homeworks labs, 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 very strict manner. At a minimum, violators of this policy will fail the course and will have their names recorded.

  • Finally: 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.