Math 407 Sections A-D | Autumn 2020 |
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LINEAR OPTIMIZATION |

Instructor: | James Burke | E-Mail: | jvburke(at)uw(dot)edu | |
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Office Hours: | MW 9:30-10:20am (Zoom) | |||

Pre-Requisites: | Math 308 | |||

- http://www.math.washington.edu/~burke/crs/407/

**Quizzes:**
There are 7 fifteen minute quizzes each worth 70 points. The
quizzes are given each Friday except Friday
November 13 and 27, and December 11.
There also a quiz on Friday October 2, but it is practice quiz.
The quizzes cover the homework of the previous week.
The potential content of
the quiz will be announced the Wednesday before the quiz. Each quiz will
typically contain two questions.
The first question will either be of a theoretical nature
(definitions, theorems, proofs) or to model a problem as an LP.
The second question will be computational in nature.
Your top 5 quiz scores
count toward your grade.
The design of the quizzes and how they are formated may change as the quarter
proceeds in order to adjust to the new remote learning format.

**Midterms:**
There is one midterm: Monday, November 9. The
content of the midterm will be discussed in advance and a sample midterm
will be distributed before the exam. The midterm is worth 300 points.
The format of the midterm has yet to be determined.

**Final Exam:**
The final exam for 407A&C is to be given on Wednesday, December 16,
2:30-4:20pm, and that for 407B&D on Thursday, December 17, 8:30-10:20am.
The details and format of the final exam has yet to be determined.
The final exam is comprehensive. A sample final exam
will be distributed. The final exam is worth 350 points.

**Final Grade:**
The total number of possible points is 1000:

350 quiz points $+$ 300 midterm points $+$ 350 final exam points $=$ 1000 points. |

- 0.7 = 400 points
- 2.0 = 550 points
- 3.0 = 750 points
- 4.0 = 900 points.

- A documented emergency (medical, family, University, ...).
- A religious accommodation (see below).
- A documented unavoidable conflict whose validity is pre-authorized by the instructor.

If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or uwdrs@uw.edu or disability.uw.edu. DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.

**Holidays:**
Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11: Thanksgiving, Thursday-Friday,
November 26-27.

**Midterm Date:** Monday, November 9.

**Final Exam:**
The final exam for 407A&C is to be given on Wednesday, December 16,
2:30-4:20pm, and that for 407B&D on Thursday, December 17, 8:30-10:20am.