Information & Grading Policy
Instructor: Dr. Faisal AbdulKarim Fairag Ï. ÝíÕá ÚÈÏ ÇáßÑíã
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Office: 5432 (5416
for the first 2 weeks)
Phone: 8604463
email:
ffairag@kfupm.edu.sa
Home page: http://users.kfupm.edu.sa/math/ffairag
Math202 Homepage : http://users.kfupm.edu.sa/math/ffairag/math202_052/index.htm
Office Hours
SAT 

W4,W6,W8,W10,W12,W14 (evennumbered week) 
SUN 

W5,W7,W9,W11,W13 (oddnumbered week) 
MON 

All weeks 
or by appointment
Grading Policy:
Best 4 Quizes out of 5 
Exam I 
Exam II 
Final Exam 
Homeworks 
4% each 
22% 
22% 
30% 
10% 
* DN grade: Immediately
after 6 unexcused absences.
*0.5 for each unexcused
absence
* 0.2 for
each unsubmitted homework.
* Homeworks
are due Monday in class. (Homworks submitted after class are
reduced 50%).
*Important Note: No makeup exam (
see the date and time in the syllabus )
*Final exam is comprehensive.
Homework:
§
The
selected homework problems indicate the levels of the breadth and the depth of
coverage. To acquire proficiency on
solution methods, the students are strongly urged to solve much more problems
than indicated in the syllabus.
§
In
Sec. 8.4, problems 1, 5 and 9 refer to the same matrix. The same is true for
problems 2 and 6 and problems 4 and 8. The matrix _{}is to be computed by the definition given in (3). The
material on Laplace Transform in page
362 is, of course, omitted.
Computer
Algebra Systems (CAS) [Mathematica, Matlab, Maple, …]:
§
CAS
assignments are at the discretion of the instructor.
§
The
entire assignments may be divided into two parts and collected twice
as “projects”.
§
The
selected assignments are simple.
In general, nothing is required beyond typing the commands given
in the textbook and then, for Mathematica,
pressing SHIFTENTER. The students are urged to try various types of
problems.
§
For
assignments no. 55 in Sec. 1.1 and no. 27(a) in Sec. 8.4, the following
commands can be used in Mathematica:
(1.1)
– 55: 
(8.4)
– 27(a): 
Clear[y] 
A={{4,2},{3,3}}; 
y[x_]:=x
Exp[5 x] Cos[2 x] 
c={c1,c2}; 
y[x] 
m=MatrixExp[A t]; 
Simplify
_{} 
sol=Expand[m.c] Collect[sol,{c1,c2}]//MatrixForm 
Review
Material: In the
introduction of each section in the textbook, review material, if any,
is indicated. The student must do all reviews. He should make a plan, based on the Syllabus,
for all the reviews required for the course.