Frequently asked questions

Exam, curriculum, compulsory activities

How do I qualify to take the exam?

There will be X exercise sets in total, to be granted access to the exam you need at least Y approved exercise sets in total (X and Y will be determined in week 3).

When do you publish the homework assignments?

From week 3, homework assignments will be published every Monday, any exception of this rule will be announced separately.

What is deadline for submission of homework assignments?

A homework assignment must be submitted on Monday at 12:00 (noon) two weeks after its release. Submission system will definitely close on Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. This is only meant as buffer in cases of unforeseeable short-term events, so that you don't have to ask explicitly for a short extension, e.g. in the case your car broke down in the middle of nowhere/Norway and you had no reception to upload your file. Late submissions will be registered, and should not happen more than twice without explicit permission/grant exception.

Where do I submit my assignments?

Assignments are submitted via obeys ovsys2.

I was sick, can I get an extension/exception?

Usually, without any proper medical certificate, no extensions will be granted for short-term illness. Students with special needs who require special accommodation can contact the service for special needs accommondation.

If you want us to consider granting an extension, please contact us well in advance. Extension requests just on the weekend before the submission deadline will usually be ignored. In summary, you really need to have a non-trivial and well-documented reason to obtain an exception and you have to ask well in advance. Note that the 8 out 12 approved assignments is also to accommodate for the usual things that happens in life that might keep you from finishing/submitting your homework.

What about exercise activities already approved in an earlier course?

Compulsory exercise activities from earlier Calculus 4N/4D courses which were approved as a whole (not only individual exercises!) should get approved automatically for the 2021 spring edition of Calculus 4N. This can be only checked by NTNU staff who has access to FS (Felles Studentsystem), for instance members of the department office (Instituttkontor) at IMF. We as the course team do not have access to FS. Please send studies related administration inquiries directly to department office via NTNU hjelp/IMF studiesaker.

Which course book do we use?

Much of the taught material can be found in Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig, 10th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2011, heavily supplemented by lectures notes and Jupyter notebooks. The book can be bought for instance at NTNU's local book store akademika.

Is the curriculum the same as last year's edition/earlier Calculus 4N courses?

Overall, the curriculum will of course consider the same topics outlined in course description. Nevertheless, there will be variations from year to year, as different lecturers might put different emphasis on different topics, and even the same lecturer might decide to adapt and improve the curriculum over several reading cycles. Also, different editions of the course book might differ. Thus, if you have taken the course earlier, it is nevertheless strongly recommend that you study the provided material of this year's edition so that you won't be surprised in the final exam, for instance by the fact that we might have used a different programming language than the one you were exposed to in an earlier course.

How will the exam be conducted?

  • Time and duration: 11th of May, 2021, 09:00-13:00
  • Format: digital home exam
  • Grading scale: letter grades

For more detailed information, please have a look at our Exam page.

2021-01-30, André Jürgen Massing