How to pass Numerical Linear Algebra 2017

Consider
  • the grades T1 and T2 of both partial exams
  • the grades M1, M2, M3, M4 of the Matlab-assignments
There are four minimal requirements to pass:
  1. T2 is at least 5.0
  2. T1+T2 is at least 11.0
  3. M1+M2+M3+M4 is at least 22.0
  4. M4 is at least 5.0

If you do not satisfy those four requirements, your final grade for NLA is the minimum of 5 and G, where

G = (1/3)(T1+T2)+(1/12)(M1+M2+M3+M4)

If you do satisfy the four requirements, and did not hand in any homework, your final grade is G rounded to halves, with the exception that 5.5 will (forcibly) not occur.

Homework bonus

Homework is graded by 0,1,2 or 3.

Let H be the sum of the eight homework sets, then

E = G + (10-G)*(H/72)

and your final grade is E rounded to halves, with the exception that 5.5 will (forcibly) not occur.

Thus, if you score the maximum of 24 points for homework, you compensate one third of the difference between G and 10: it raises 5.5 to 7.0 and it raises 7.0 to 8.0.

Exam Resit

If T1+T2<11.0, or T2<5.0, you need to do the Exam Resit.
  • The grade T for the exam resit needs to be at least 5.5
  • 2T then replaces T1+T2 in the definition of G
No homework bonus will be assigned.

Replacing Matlab assignment

Suppose that M1, M2, M3, M4 are such that M4 < 5.0 or M1+M2+M3+M4 < 22.0.

Only if changing one of the scores for M1, M2, M3, M4 into 10 implies that all four minimal requirements above are satisfied, you may get a new Matlab assignment.

Its grade M will then replace M1, M2, M3, or M4.

No homework bonus will be assigned.

No Show Formalities

The minimum score for T1 and T2 and each Mj is 1.0, also if you do not show up or do not hand in.

Not handing in homework scores 0 (logically).