ABOUT THE COURSE
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|Course Title||Algebra with Geometry|
|Course type||Traditional, i.e. lectures and exercises|
|Hours/week ||Two hours lecture plus two hours of exercise|
|Instructor ||dr Tomasz Traczyk|
|Course status ||Obligatory|
|Prerequisites ||High-school level mathematics, including trygonometry|
|Reference books||"Linear Algebra" by S.Lipschutz, McGraw-Hill|
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|Objectives of the Course||To introduce the student to the basic concepts of abstract and linear algebra|
Students are required to write two midterm tests, with maximum score of 15 points each. On top of that you can get up to 10 points for your classroom activity. There will be no retakes of midterm tests (except chance events).
By the end of the term students will be required to sit a final exam. The maximum score in the final exam is 60 points. Oral exams take place only in exceptional cases, for example if the total score is inconclusive, or the final exam score is obviously inconsistent with in-semester performance of the student.
Final grades are calculated according to the following table, where 'points' stands for the total number of points, i.e. in-semester plus the final exam.
To pass the course on the basis of a retake exam a student needs to score at least 50%. Points won during the term are lost.
|0-50||F (2.0) - FAILED|
|51-60||C (3.0) - SATISFACTORY|
|61-70||C+ (3.5) - FAIR|
|71-80||B (4.0) - GOOD|
|81-90||B+ (4.5) - VERY GOOD|
|91-100||A (5.0) - EXCELLENT|
The penalty for cheating in a test is 0 points for the test and 5 (or 10 in case of the final exam) penalty points. Severe cases may be reported to the Dean and offenders may face disciplinary action.