Course grade will be based on the following:

Homework14%
Midterm 117%
Midterm 217%
Midterm 317%
Final35%

or

Homework14%
best midterm20%
2nd best midterm20%
Final46%


whichever of the two happens to be highest for you.

In case you miss a midterm (for whatever reason) you will get a zero for that midterm. The above grading rule ensures that this does not have to affect your grade.

The two homeworks with the lowest scores will be dropped. The other seven homework assignments will have equal weight in the final homework score.