Cole Ogdon

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Class Format

Moderately-paced lecture/whole group sessions with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Computational examples, applications and theory are also included. Students are highly encouraged to participate.

Resource Use

Textbooks supplement the lecture (especially if you are absent) and provide practice problems. In all classes, assigned reading and textbook exercises are part of the graded homework.

Calculators are used in class daily. A nonprogrammable scientific calculator is required.

Computer software is available for student use in the Science Resource Center.

Online homework (OWL) is used extensively


Exams (60%), homework (10%), quizzes (10%), final (20%)

Homework Policy

Assigned daily (both online and worksheets). Due at the beginning of class. Late work is NOT accepted.

Attendance Policy

Your absence may affect your grade because of your subsequent lack of knowledge and understanding. However, absences are NOT part of the grading formula. Make-up unit exams are not given after the exam date.


By appointment. Responses to emails normally occur within 12 hours, but possibly longer on weekends.