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Homework 1-8. The homework listed there is due each Tuesday, starting with the second week (Tuesday, January 16th). Assignments will be returned the next Tuesday in discussion. There will be no makeup or late homework accepted, but the lowest two homework grades will be dropped.

10% homework + 25% first midterm + 25% second midterm + 40% final

10% homework + 35% (best of two midterms) + 55% final

- 1/15 -
**Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.**No class. - 1/29 -
**First midterm exam**. - 2/19 -
**Presidents' Day holiday.**No class. - 2/23 -
**Second midterm exam**. - 3/23 -
**Final exam**. The final will be cumulative and will take place from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, March 23.

- One of the main points of this class is to learn how to write proofs. This is what will be graded on the midterm and final grades. Your proofs should be written neatly, in sentences and paragraphs, and use reasonably formal English.
- Every exam will include at least one problem taken from the homework, possibly with minor variations.
- Part of the homework grading will be based simply on whether you hand in the problems (without copying from someone else). However, at the top of each homework, you may mark a problem you wish to be read carefully. We will read your proof carefully and give you detailed feedback so that you can get better and better at writing proofs.
- It is your responsibility to know how to do the problems and how to write out proofs. Practicing that is the only way to study for the exams.
- A grade of 'F' will be assigned to any student who misses the final. Incompletes are reserved for those who have completed all of the work for the class, including both midterms, but who, for a legitimate, documented reason, miss the final.

- If you wish to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Center for Accessible Education as soon as possible at A255 Murphy Hall, (310) 825-1501 (voice), (310) 825-9656 (fax). Web site: www.cae.ucla.edu.