Students who want to take the make-up exam must notify Prof. Chang by email by noon on Monday, December 13th. This is so the right number of copies can be made.
The regularly scheduled final exam will definitely be held on December 21st. Taking the make-up final is completely optional.
This has been fixed.
The result is that your "weighted total" number dropped a couple of points. (E.g., if you had 35 points in HW11, Blackboard previously treated it as 35/30 = 117% but is really 35/40 = 87.5%). The effect is that your "weighted total" score might have dropped a couple of points.
Oh, and Homework 12 isn't due until Thursday, December 2nd (not Tuesday).
There will be one question on proof by induction. It will be of the numeric variety.
As with all of the homework questions on proof by induction, you will be asked to:
Clearly indicate using complete English sentences:
Responses that do not include well-written English sentences that clearly explain your proof will receive a grade of no more than 50%.
- what you are allowed to assume from the induction hypothesis,
- what you need to show to establish the induction step, and
- which steps of the proof uses the induction hypothesis.
I noticed while grading the midterm exam that some of you consider the instructions to include complete English sentences to be "optional".
Well, they are not.
If you think that most of the time that professors are just bluffing and they wouldn't give a 50% grade on an answer that is essentially correct except it is missing some English sentences, you might be right.
HOWEVER, I am telling you ahead of time that this time I am NOT bluffing and I will follow through with the 50% (which, by the way, is 3.5% of your total grade for the class).
See, I can't bluff all the time, then no one would believe me. So, you guys are "it", but I'm telling you ahead of time, so there will be no surprise. You'll have the full 30 minutes on 1 question. You will have enough time to write complete English sentences.