MATHx6101: Numerical Linear Algebra

Frequently Asked Questions


In what format should I submit the assignments?

Provide your report as a group of A4 pages, numbered, printed single-sided, and stapled in the top left-hand corner. At the top of the first page put

Leave a margin of at least 2cm on the left for marking. Do not submit your report in any form of plastic folder or binder. If you handwrite the report use ruled paper and write in pen, not pencil. If you typeset it, use 12pt font. Failure to conform to the required format will result in lost marks.

How do I submit MATLAB code and results?

You must give in printed program listings and printed MATLAB output. It is not acceptable to submit handwritten code and output. Your MATLAB output should be exactly what was produced by MATLAB and not edited. If you are typesetting the report, include the code and output in typewriter font; use the verbatim environment in LaTeX.

Where do I hand in assignment reports?

Directly to the lecturer in his office if he is there or slide the assignment under his office door.

By what time on the deadline day do I need to hand in the assignment?

4pm.

When do I get my report back?

Your assignments will normally be returned within 2 weeks of the handing in date, accompanied by a set of solutions.

What is the late assignment policy?

Late assignments will be accepted only if accompanied by a written and acceptable explanation of the reason for lateness.

I was ill last week. Can I hand my report in late?

If accidents or illness prevent you from handing in an assignment on time you must see the lecturer as soon as possible and provide supporting documentation from your doctor. An appropriate allowance will then be made.

Can I work with a friend on the assignment?

It is acceptable for a student to collaborate with another student on an assignment. However, each person must hand in a separate assignment and your report must be written in your own words. You must specify in the title block who you worked with. Please also refer to the Guidelines on Plagiarism in the your degree course's Undergraduate Handbook.

Hey, these aren't the same assignments as given last year on this course!

No kidding! It is our policy to set original and interesting problems and not to recycle recent assignments or exams.

Adapted, with permission, from http://www.me.berkeley.edu/e77/faq.htm