Additional Information on quizzes, exams, and grading


            Quizzes and exams will be open-book and open notes.  The final exam will be cumulative, with about half of the problems dealing with material covered since the second exam and about half on earlier material.  Quizzes will be in the last 15 minutes of class.  The two "midterm" exams will be held during the first 50 minutes of the class period.


            There will be 10 homework assignments each worth 1 point, contributing a total of 9 points toward the overall grade.  (The lowest homework score will be dropped).  Please show all work that you use to derive/calculate your answers to homework problems.  Problem solving is an essential part of physical chemistry and you are encouraged to work out problems in addition to those assigned as well as problems from the "math' chapters.


            Recitations will be held Wednesday evenings.  This is your chance to ask questions about class or reading material.  So do try to come with some questions.  Recitations will also be used to review mathematical methods that will be used in subsequent lecture/reading material.


            Lecture notes will be made available via handouts and/or the WWW.  However, keep in mind that these serve primarily as an outline, and that oftentimes in class we will discuss topics in more detail or from different perspectives than presented on the notes.