Recording: Audio or video recording, digital or otherwise, of lectures, labs, seminars or any other
teaching environment by students is allowed only with the prior written consent of the instructor or as a part
of an approved accommodation plan. Student or instructor content, digital or otherwise, created and/or used
within the context of the course is to be used solely for personal study, and is not to be used or distributed
for any other purpose without prior written consent from the content author(s).
Written Homework: There will be 4 homework written assignments, which will be posted on the
course web page. Each of these assignments contains questions for which you should provide detailed
written solutions. The assignments will be submitted and graded via crowdmark. Please note: late
assignments will not be graded.
Online Homework: There will be a set of 11 weekly on line assignments (the best ten will be
counted) submitted online through WebAssign (http://webassign.net/ ). Each on line assignment should be
completed on the due date, by 11:00 pm.
Online homework is a required component of the course. Completing the online homework helps students
self-assess their progress in the course and prepare for exams. Students have the following two options to
complete the online homework (registration instructions for both options are posted on eClass):
1. Students who have an access code to Enhanced WebAssign (through purchase of one of the hard copy
textbook bundles available in the bookstore or through purchase of the stand-alone version of Enhanced
WebAssign) can complete the online homework from any computer at any location at any time of the day,
and take advantage of the full Enhanced WebAssign suite of resources (including an electronic version of
the textbook, tutorials, and self-assessment tools).
2. Students who wish to opt out of the fee-for-service online homework system will be able to complete the
assignments without cost on the public computers available in Cameron Library. With this no-cost
alternative, students will be able to complete the assignments only; they will not have access to resources
such as the electronic textbook, tutorials, or self-assessment tools. Please note that the computers in
Cameron Library are available on a “first-come-first-served” basis; students should plan ahead to ensure
timely completion of assignments.
On-Line Homework Disclaimer: On-line homework is a component of this course and is provided by a
third-party company. Please be aware that this company will be storing assessment information that may be
associated with you. If you have any concerns about this, please contact the instructor of the course.
Labs: There is a weekly 50-minute lab period, and there will be a 20-minute quiz in each laboratory class.
In order to help you prepare for the quiz, a list of problems will be posted on the class web page. You are
strongly encouraged to do as many of these problems as possible before going to the lab. The lab instructor
will assist you during the first 30 minutes of the lab with any difficulties you may have encountered with
these problems. I cannot over emphasize the importance of your knowing how to do the problems before
going to the lab. There will not be enough time for the lab instructor to provide assistance with all of the
problems during the lab. The lowest graded quiz will not be counted.
The labs start on Monday, January 14.
Academic Integrity: The University of Alberta is committed to the highest standards of academic
integrity and honesty. Students are expected to be familiar with these standards regarding academic
honesty and to uphold the policies of the University in this respect.
Students are particularly urged to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Code of Student
Behaviour (online at http://governance.ualberta.ca/) and avoid any behaviour, which could potentially result
in suspicions of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts and/or participation in an offence.
Academic dishonesty is a serious offence and can result in suspension or expulsion from the University.
All forms of dishonesty are unacceptable at the University. Any offense will be reported to the Senior
Associate Dean of Science who will determine the disciplinary action to be taken. Cheating, plagiarism and
misrepresentation of facts are serious offenses. Anyone who engages in these practices will receive at
minimum a grade of zero for the exam or paper in question and no opportunity will be given to replace the
grade or redistribute the weights. As well, in the Faculty of Science the sanction for cheating on any
examination will include a disciplinary failing grade (no exceptions) and senior students should expect a
period of suspension or expulsion from the University of Alberta.