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  • Projects 1-4: 15% each
  • Final project: 20%
  • Two midterm exams: 10% each

There will be no assignment or indication of letter grades corresponding to scores on the individual exams and homework projects. The final grade depends on a weighted average of all the scores. The following grading key will be used:

Final Score Letter Grade
100+ A+
95+ A
90+ A-
85+ B+
80+ B
75+ B-
70+ C+
65+ C
60+ C-

For undergraduate students with the P/NP option: A pass (P) grade will be given for an average score of 60 or higher.

For graduate students with the S/U option: A satisfactory (S) grade will be given for an average score of 75 or higher.

Late Submission Policy for Projects

If you miss the presentation of your project on a due date you have a second opportunity to present within 7 days from the due date during lab hours. Example: if the due date is on a Friday, you can submit until (including) the following Friday (or Thursday if that Friday is a holiday). However, there will be a late penalty: you will get only 75% of the score you would have received for a timely submission.

Tips for exam preparation

  • Review the course slides, available as PDF files on the class schedule.
  • Solve previous CSE 167 exams (find links on the current and previous course schedules).
  • Read relevant chapters in the textbooks to deepen your knowledge of the material.

Exam Rules

The following rules apply to the written exams.

You will need to write the answers on the provided exam sheets. Every student needs to bring their own pen/pencil and ruler and, as needed, eraser, ink corrector, pencil sharpener, etc. Cell phones must be turned off. No calculators, laptops, or other electronic devices, and no books, lecture notes, cheat sheets, etc are allowed. You can write on the exam sheets and use your own sheets of paper if you need more space. You will need to hand in the exam sheets and any extra sheets you used for your responses and want to get graded for.

It is important for you to understand the concepts covered in class, as well as the math. You will need to know how to multiply matrices of any dimensionality with one another, but all calculations will be simple enough to do without a calculator. The same is true for matrix-vector multiplications, scalar products, dot products, vector magnitude, and the rest of the linear algebra used in the lectures. If at any point you get a formula you cannot compute without electronic help, you will still get points for a partial solution.

The only acceptable reason to miss an exam is that the student can claim extenuating circumstances and can provide the instructor with documentation to prove them.

Academic Integrity

This course implements UCSD's new integrity guidelines, which took effect in September 2017.