Two tests will be used for mandatory learning assessment. These tests are given at midterm and final and constitute the remaining 50% of your grade. Each test will be equally weighted. Although the tests are not comprehensive, the material taught in this course builds over time, giving the final a comprehensive-like character. Tests are the individual work of each student. They are given in an open-book, open-notes format. You will be permitted to use calculators (including financial and programmable calculators), or even lap-top computers equipped with software of your own choosing (except that the computer cannot be used to solicit the help of other individuals over the internet). The tests generally have one or two questions only and require you to develop, set-up, and solve the problem from the information given.