Course Policies and Information
642:528–Spring 2011
 Instructor: Professor Eugene Speer
 Hill Center 520
 732–445–2390 Extension 1313
 speer at math.rutgers.edu
 Office hours:
 Tuesday 1:40–3:00 PM, Hill Center 520
 Thursday 10:20–11:40 AM, Hill Center 520
 Or by appointment or chance in Hill Center 520
 Texts:
 For complex variables: Greenberg, Michael, D.,
Advanced Engineering Mathematics (second edition). Upper Saddle
River: Prentice Hall, 1998.
 For the calculus of variations: Weinstock, Robert, Calculus of
Variations, with Applications to Physics \& Engineering. New York,
Dover, 1974.
 Homework: Homework problems will be assigned weekly through
postings on the web page. Assignments will normally be due on Tuesdays;
the first assignment will be due Tuesday, January 25.
 Academic integrity: You are strongly encouraged to discuss homework
problems with me or with other students. On the other hand, after you have
finished discussing a problem, you must write your solution
independently, not in concert with others. If you consult any source (such
as a web page, solutions from a previous semester, etc.) in the preparation
of homework, you must acknowledge this by citing that source;
moreover, the work you turn in must be written up in your own words,
not copied from a source. Failure to observe these restrictions will be
treated as a violation of the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.
 Exams: There will be two inclass exams, tentatively scheduled for
Thursday, February 24 and Tuesday, April 12. The final
exam will be held Friday, May 6, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Makeup exams will be given only in the case of welldocumented illness or
major emergency or (only with permission in advance) of a major outside
commitment.
 Grading: Grading will be based on a
weighted average of homework and exams:
Homework 

20% 
Class exams 
20% each 
40% 
Final exam 

40% 
Last updated 1/18/2011.